Summer Youth Institute

Summer Youth Institute students & founder in 2018

The Summer Youth Institute (SYI) is a free program designed to introduce students to the legal system, expose them to careers in law, and provide them with practical tools for achieving their educational goals. 

The SYI is open to students who will enter the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade next fall. Enrollment is limited to approximately 24 students.

This program seeks to enroll students who demonstrate motivation, maturity, and a genuine interest in pursuing academic goals.

Students must live and go to school in the City of Milwaukee.

Students who are either first-generation college-bound or use English as a second language are strongly encouraged to apply.

You can learn more about the program in an article in the most recent Marquette Lawyer magazine, “We’re Here Now.” and "‘Ya estamos aquí’ | Marquette Today."


Apply for the Summer Youth Institute

Learn More and View the 2024 Program Schedule

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Deadline to apply for the 2024 program: March 1, 2024

Admitted students' deadline to accept admission: April 26, 2024

Admitted students' deadline to submit all required forms: July 10, 2024

Learn about the SYI Committee & Faculty

Summer Youth Institute program coordinators can be reached by email at or by phone at 414-288-5377.