Marquette Law School
Summer Youth Institute
In collaboration with Just the Beginning Foundation,
Johnson Controls Inc., Kids, Courts & Citizenship, and the Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter
July 22-26, 2013
The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and Marquette Law School Summer Youth Institute is designed to introduce middle and high school students from the City of Milwaukee to the legal system, expose them to careers in law, and provide them with practical tools for achieving their educational goals.
The Summer Youth Institute (SYI) is open to students who will enter the 8th, 9th, or 10th grades in the fall of 2013. Enrollment is limited to 20 students from the City of Milwaukee.
The SYI is a five day program located at Marquette Law School, 1215 W. Michigan Street in Milwaukee. The program provides fun and educational day programming. The program is FREE to all students. Milwaukee County Transit System tickets will be provided to students as needed.
The program includes interactive lessons, critical thinking exercises, writing and oral advocacy, instruction from guest speakers, and field trips to area law firms, corporations, and courthouses. The full program schedule can be viewed here.
Students who participate in the SYI will:
- Explore the legal system and how it works;
- Build leadership and teamwork skills;
- Analyze selected cases, debate legal issues and participate in an oral argument;
- Learn what it takes to become a lawyer;
- Explore other careers in the legal system;
- Develop professionalism skills;
- Develop contact with legal professionals and mentors;
- Gain insight into the college and university admissions process and financial aid resources.
Recognizing that the involvement of adult role models is critical to a student’s educational success, a special session will be held on July 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for parents/guardians/mentors to learn the steps involved in helping students navigate the process of taking standardized tests, applying for college, and exploring financial aid. Parents are guardians are also invited to attend the oral argument presentation on Friday, July 26th at 10:30 a.m. and to stay for the celebration lunch and closing ceremony at Noon.
COST AND TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISION
The SYI is free to students. Milwaukee County Transit bus tickets will be mailed to students prior to the first day as needed. Marquette Law School is located on bus routes 10, 12, 14, 23, 30, and 31. The law school is shown as #7 on the Marquette Campus Map.
The SYI has two program coordinators and two law students who will supervise participants and provide guidance throughout the program. Phone contact is possible but may be limited at times during the day. Please feel free to contact 414-288-6823 with any questions.