At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chicago LegalTrek

Chicago LegalTrek is the Chicago Committee's pipeline program for diverse college students seeking to enter the legal profession. Together with Northwestern Law School we provide our scholars with law school coursework and skill-building over the summer. Scholars attend law classes taught by Northwestern faculty, participate in oral arguments, negotiation simulations and a full-length mock trial. Scholars attend a federal courts day hosted by 7th Circuit Judge Ann Williams and participate in LSAT test prep. Scholars also learn about the law school admissions process and attend a one-on-one application strategy session with a member of the LegalTrek staff. Additionally, each scholar is paired with an attorney mentor from one of our member firms so that they can learn first-hand about the profession.

We are now accepting applications for Chicago LegalTrek 2012.  If you know any good college candidates, please let them know that we are eager to hear from them, and if they have any questions we will be happy to assist them. The due date for applications is March 2, 2012.

Please click here for more information and to access the electronic application on the LegalTrek webpage.

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