Sponsor a $1,565 scholarship for the Pre-Law Summer Academy
The Pre-Law Summer Academy is a rigorous and immersive program for rising juniors, seniors, and graduating high school seniors to learn about the legal process, trial preparation, and issues related to environmental law contamination and Native American and Indigenous Peoples’ Religious and Land Rights. With a mock trial experience as the primary focus, participants will work in teams of four to draft arguments, witness statements, and develop their case strategy with the assistance of professors, law students, and attorneys for the first seven days. Participants will connect the case material with local and global issues by visiting the Lenni Lenape Munsee Three Sisters Farm in northern NJ and reporting on recent events. The last three days of the program are reserved for teams to deliver their arguments in front of mock trial judges followed by visits to the U.S. District Courthouse as well as Rutgers University Law School and Seton Hall University Law School.
This purpose of the Pre-Law Summer Academy scholarship initiative is to help New Jersey high school students from low socioeconomic communities and backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the legal community, connect with NJ law schools and learn skills needed to be successful in college, law school, and beyond.
Click here to read more about the program cost and schedule.