Legal Institute for High School Students Held at Law School
The law school hosted students taking part in the Just the Beginning Foundation's Summer Legal Institute for high school students July 9 through 13, 2012.
Just the Beginning Foundation, based in Chicago, is a non-profit group of judges, lawyers, and others who aim to increase diversity in the legal profession and judiciary. The program’s goal is to reach out to young people of various underrepresented backgrounds and provide support to them throughout their academic and professional careers.
Students got a variety of experiences during the program. They spent a day at the federal courthouse as the guests of Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, where they sat in on a court proceeding and met with other federal judges, including Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, ’83. Professor Robert Brookins gave the students a taste of what a law school class would be like. And students learned some resume, interviewing, and networking skills from Tamara McMillian and Jimmie McMillian, ’02.