Volunteers play a key role in the success of our programs. By offering experience and expertise, volunteers allow each of our scholars the opportunity to grow in their new legal knowledge.

Please email programs@jtb.org for questions regarding volunteer opportunities.

Summer Legal Institute

The Summer Legal Institute or “SLI” is JTB’s cornerstone youth program. The SLI is a one-week legal immersion program for high school students across the country. The key to every Summer Legal Institute is the unique learning experience created by attorney volunteers from corporations and law firms that actively collaborate and work with the students. Through skills-based volunteerism that allows attorneys to share their experiences and talents, students are given a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful, while law firms and corporations are given a unique opportunity to come together and empower the next generation of promising scholars.

Volunteer Opprtunities by SLI

Springfield, MA SLI 2020

Western New England University School of Law
July 6, 2020 to July 10, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities

Mock Law School Class – Understanding IRAC: Monday, July 6, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 pm Western New England School of Law
Give students the experience of being a law student! Introduce them to the concept of IRAC. Give them an example case and walk through the issue, rule, analysis, and conclusion.

The opportuities below are for MassMutual volunteers only.

Networking Reception: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at MassMutual
Volunteers are invited to help students cultivate their networking skills at a reception following the scholars’ professional etiquette seminar. Meet our scholars, exchange business cards and offer tips for successful networking.

Mock Trial Prep: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at 30 State Street Springfield MA, 01105
Help students prepare for the Mock Trial competition

Mock Trial Judging: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm at 30 State Street Springfield MA, 01105
Join students for the mock trial presentation. Students will appreciate your insightful feedback.

Oral Arguments and Judging: Friday, July 10, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Western New England School of Law
Join our appellate panel and ask students questions during their oral argument presentations. Students will appreciate your insightful feedback regarding the arguments they have worked on for the past week!

Springfield, MA SLI volunteer signup is available HERE.

Washington, D.C. SLI 2020

Howard University School of Law
July 20, 2020 to July 24, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities

Networking Reception: Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at TBD
Volunteers are invited to help students cultivate their networking skills at a reception following the scholars’ professional etiquette seminar. Meet our scholars, exchange business cards and offer tips for successful networking.

Law in the Headlines: Various dates and times listed here at Howard University School of Law
Volunteer speakers are an integral part of the JTB-APO Summer Legal Institute by delivering approximately 60-minute lessons to high school students on a variety of legal issues. The volunteer’s lessons would provide legal context to controversial issues that students are familiar with via high-profile media stories. The lessons may also cover basic legal skills and expose them to different fields of law.

Washington, D.C. SLI volunteer signup is available HERE.

Detroit SLI 2020

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
July 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities

Lunch – Life as a Lawyer: Monday, July 27, 2020 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Join our scholars for lunch and introduce them, through informal conversations, to the tribulations and trials (pun intended!) of working in the legal field. The conversation topics are endless, and staff will be present to ensure the program meets your expectations and is fun and engaging for students.

Oral Argument Sparring: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:00am-11:00am at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Help students prepare for the oral argument competition.

Networking Reception: Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:00 pm -5:30 pm at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Volunteers are invited to help students cultivate their networking skills at a reception following the scholars’ professional etiquette seminar. Meet our scholars, exchange business cards and offer tips for successful networking.

Oral Arguments and Judging: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Join our appellate panel and ask students questions during their oral argument presentations. Students will appreciate your insightful feedback regarding the arguments they have worked on for the past week!

Detroit SLI volunteer signup is available HERE.

Chicago SLI 2020

UIC John Marshal Law School
August 3, 2020 to August 7, 2020

Volunteer Opportunities

Mock Law School Class-Understanding IRAC: Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM at the UIC John Marshall Law School
Give students the experience of being a las student! Introduce them to the concept of IRAC. Give them an example case and walk through the issue, rule, analysis, and conclusion.

Networking Reception: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at TBD
Volunteers are invited to help students cultivate their networking skills at a reception following the scholars’ professional etiquette seminar. Meet our scholars, exchange business cards and offer tips for successful networking.

Oral Arguments and Judging: Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at TBD
Join our appellate panel and ask students questions during their oral argument presentations. Students will appreciate your insightful feedback regarding the arguments they have worked on for the past week!

Law in the Headlines: Various dates and times listed here at the UIC John Marshall Law School
Volunteer speakers are an integral part of the JTB-APO Summer Legal Institute by delivering approximately 60-minute lessons to high school students on a variety of legal issues. The volunteer’s lessons would provide legal context to controversial issues that students are familiar with via high-profile media stories. The lessons may also cover basic legal skills and expose them to different fields of law.

Chicago SLI volunteer signup is available HERE.

Middle School Law Camp

UIC John Marshal Law School
July 15-17, 2020

Middle School Law Camp is a fun, educational and interactive experience that provides 6th, 7th and 8th grade Scholars with an introduction to careers in law, the opportunity to build legal and professional skills, and connections with judges, lawyers, and other leaders in the legal profession.Activities include excursions to federal court and law firms, workshops centered around public speaking, and building critical thinking skills.

Volunteer Opprtunities

Oral Arguments and Judging: Friday, July 17, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Locke Lord LLP

Join our appellate panel and ask students questions during their oral argument presentations. Students will appreciate your insightful feedback regarding the arguments they have worked on for the past week!

What is Law?: UIC John Marshall Law School

Volunteer speakers are an integral part of the JTB-APO MSLC by delivering approximately 60-minute lessons to students on a variety of legal topics. The volunteer’s lessons should be interactive and cover basic legal skills and/or expose them to different fields of law.

Middle School Law Camp volunteer signup is available HERE.