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LLI students from Capital University Law School in the News!

By LLI Webmaster on September 24, 2012 - 4:04pm
Victoria and Isaiah

Pictured on the right, LLI Senior Victoria Efetevbia and Freshman Isaiah Hayden attended the 2012 John Mercer Langston Bar Association Aspiring Attorney Conference. While geared for undergraduate students, LLI high school students were encouraged to attend the conference to gain valuable insight into what it takes, at the college level, to be most competitive for law school admission.

LLI Student William Clayton Appointed to US Senate Page Program by Senator Sherrod Brown

By LLI Webmaster on September 17, 2012 - 3:46pm

William Clayton, a Cleveland School of Science and Medicine junior, and LLI Student was appointed to the Senate Page Program by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Sen. Brown will sponsor William one of 30 students from across the United States that will serve as a page in the U.S. Senate this fall!!

In a press release from Sen. Brown’s office, Sen. Brown stated that, “William is a hard-working, driven, and talented young man, and I look forward to working with him in the United States Senate,” Sen. Brown went on to say "His (William’s) successes in the classroom, as a participant in the Law and Leadership Institute, and in Mock Trial and Moot Court have prepared him well for his upcoming term on Capitol Hill. Only a small fraction of students are allowed the opportunity to serve as a Senate page, and I know that William will represent Ohio and Cleveland well over the course of the page program.”

When asked about the appointment, William said, “I am excited for this opportunity. Not many people get to experience it. For me to be a Senate page will be a great opportunity.” William feels that his appointment is a landmark because of the national prestige of the program. He hopes his appointment, twill open more opportunities for students at his school.

“It is with great excitement and honor that we announce that one of our students, William Clayton, has been selected for the United States Senate Page Program,” said Cleveland School of Science and Medicine Principal Edward Weber. “This achievement reflects the hard work of our teachers and students every day. It is a wonderful opportunity for William!”

William earned a 4.3 grade point average at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, and in addition to excelling academically, he is part of Ohio State University’s Young Scholars Program. Following graduation, William plans to attend the Ohio State University and study psychology. He also plans to obtain his law degree and practice law in the medical field.

The Senate Page Program is a highly competitive program; only a small number of students that apply are accepted. While serving during the school year, Senate pages live in Page Residence buildings and attend the Senate Page School. 

LLI Completes its 2012 Summer Institute

By LLI Webmaster on July 25, 2012 - 9:45pm
LLI Inaugural class of 2012.

LLI completed its 2012 Summer Institute on July 27th. The LLI Summer Institute serves as a bridge program to help ensure students continue to use and learn important academic and leadership skills to support them during their academic year at school and during the LLI academic year program. This year LLI welcomed 127 incoming rising freshmen, which brought the total LLI student body to 418 students. Other notable statistics from Summer Institute 2012 include:

  • 20 Graduating Seniors
  • 83 Faculty and Staff
  • 300 Volunteers
  • 240 Guest Speakers
  • 117 Sophomore Internship Placements in 50 law Offices
  • 23 College Tours
  • 6 Mock Mediations
  • 6 Senior Mock Trials
  • 6 Freshmen Mock Trials
  • 3 New Site Administrators

The LLI Summer Institute experience is tailored to each grade level. During the 9th Grade Summer Institute, an intensive five-week, introduction to law course concludes with a mock trial competition that gives student participants a chance to test their skills in front of practicing judges, lawyers and proud family members. Freshmen students also go on a variety of field trips that show the diverse career settings in which practicing attorney's work.

Upperclassmen also participate in an LLI Summer Institute of at least four weeks that bolsters the LLI legal-based academic curriculum with college entrance test preparation and paid internship opportunities at local law offices.  Specifically, the tenth grade curriculum provides introduction to the range of civil legal practice areas coupled with instruction in planning for college and law school. Over the same four-week period, in addition to legal based academic curriculum, all eleventh and twelfth grade students receive a minimum of 21 hours of instruction using Kaplan ACT Advantage preparatory materials and practice exams at no cost to LLI students as a result of in-kind support obtained from Kaplan Prelaw Programs. To further engage our Juniors, students participate in a mock mediation process based on actual cases.  

Additionally, Junior and senior students take four day-trips to tour colleges and universities in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. 

At the conclusion of Summer Institute 2012, LLI bid farewell to its Seniors.  The inaugural LLI class of 2012, was honored in a beautiful, Ohio Statehouse reception. Honored guests included federal judges, government and community leaders, family, and friends as well as LLI board members, faculty and staff.

Summer Institute Law Firm Internships are Real World Experiences for LLI Sophomores

By LLI Webmaster on July 17, 2012 - 8:07pm
OSU Sophomore LLI Students at Law Firm Internship

During the final week of the sophomore LLI Summer Institute, students participate in a fulltime internship within a local law firm or corporate partner legal office.

Internship hosts for each city are brought together for a “training” via conference call or luncheon. The training is accompanied by the provision of an Internship Manual. The Internship Manual contains a sample schedule for the four-day program and a suggested list of outside activities (shadowing, court house visits, etc.), which can be tailored to best fit the sponsoring firm or company’s needs. The manual is designed to truly make this program “plug and play” and as easy and enjoyable as possible for both the students and host attorneys. LLI students earn $250 upon successful completion of the internship.
The program has proven beneficial for LLI students and internship hosts. One firm state that they were “very pleased with the students’ preparation and professionalism. Keep doing what you’re doing.” Another firm shared that LLI students were “enthusiastic, prepared, friendly, confident and impressive.” 

If your firm or corporate legal office is interested in serving as an LLI host site for the 2012 Summer Institute, E-mail us at lli@lawandleadership.org and let us know! 

LLI Launches A New Website and Social Media Campaign

By LLI Webmaster on July 17, 2012 - 6:16pm

LLI is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and revamped Social Media campaign! The new LLI website, created by LLI supporter and volunteer, Christopher Spiker, provides a fresh look and new features. LLI staff worked with Mr. Spiker to improve our online presence and service. 

Some of the new website features include:

Fundly - LLI now provides this safe, easy fundraising tool that allows online donations, a donor management system, customer support, and much more.

Social Media Widgets - These widgets, displayed as Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed icons, display our most recent tweets, Facebook posts and news feed. 

Fewer Tabs - The new LLI website has fewer tabs, so information is easier to find without having to drill so deeply into the website.

We invite you to explore and discover the new design and features created to give you an engaging experience and provide you with current information on LLI news and events.
Also new to LLI are our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We encourage you to "Like" us on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/OT8X9G and follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LLInstitute. LLI will use social media for student highlights, hot topics of the day, fun legal trivia, legal news and up to the minute classroom insight when LLI is in session. LLI invites users of Facebook and Twitter to post your favorite LLI experiences and memories to share. 

Be sure to visit our website and social networking sites frequently for your LLI news and more!


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