Check back soon for information on applying to the Law and Leadership Institute. For questions, email LLI@lawandleadership.org or call 614-485-3503.
LLI will begin accepting nominations of students for 2017 beginning in the fall 2016.
LLI offers volunteer opportunities for lawyers, law students and legal professionals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of our students. LLI is currently in need of lawyers and law students to serve in our mentoring program as well as law firms to host student interns. Additional volunteer opportunities include volunteering as judges and bailiffs during Moot Court and Mock Trial. LLI also welcomes guest speakers, including, but not limited to, practicing attorneys, in-house counsel, judges, elected officials, and civic and community leaders.
The Law and Leadership Institute is fortunate to have the financial support of organizations and individuals who value our mission of preparing the next generation of Ohio’s lawyers and leaders. Contributions provide the financial support needed to sustain LLI programming during the course of the high school career of our students. Every gift counts! A gift at any level is appreciated and tax deductible.
Want to give today? LLI accepts online donations through Paypal, a secure social fundraising platform. Simply click on the blue DONATE button on any page of the website to start your giving process to benefit LLI students.
The level of support from our contributors varies as widely as the students we serve. Examples of contributor support include:
• Sponsorship of LLI classes (For example, The AEP Foundation generously sponsors the Columbus Class of 2014)
• Coverage of transportation costs for field trips
• Sponsorship of sophomore internship stipends
• Sponsorship of law students who serve as LLI Teaching Fellows
Currently, there are eight giving categories:
- Sustaining Partners
Sustaining Partners support our programming through generous multi-year financial and in-kind support of statewide or city-specific activities.
Platinum Class Sponsor $100,000 (cash or pledged over four years)
Platinum Sponsors are recognized in all promotional materials to acknowledge the financial support that covers the costs of one entire class of students attending LLI programming throughout the four years of high school.
Golden Underwriter $50,000 Teaching Fellowship
Golden Underwriters are recognized in all promotional materials to acknowledge the financial support that covers the compensation of all instructors and tutors at one law school for students attending LLI programming year-round. The donor’s name will accompany all of the instructors’ titles during the year of the gift.
Silver Class Sponsor $25,000
Silver Sponsors are recognized in all promotional materials to acknowledge the financial support that covers the costs of one entire class of students attending a single year of LLI programming.
Bronze Underwriter $5,000 - 10,000 Teaching Fellowship
Bronze Sponsors are recognized in all promotional materials to acknowledge the financial support that covers the compensation of one or more law students who serve as LLI instructors at one or several law schools. The donor’s name will accompany all of the instructors’ titles during the year of the gift.
$5,000 Named Scholarship
A four-year scholarship named for the donor will be used to support one high school student throughout the four years of LLI programming.
$1,000 Student Patron
Student patrons will be recognized for serving as a financial sponsor of one high school student attending an LLI Summer Institute at the law school specified by the donor.
LLI Friends receive news and updates of the achievements and activities of the LLI students attending programming at the law school specified by the donor and are given “VIP” status at events.