Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy

This program is coordinated by a collaboration including the CMBA, Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and designed to introduced students to the legal profession. Minority high school students from schools throughout Cuyahoga County are provided the opportunity to participate in this summer program, combining academic and work experiences.

At the Academy, area high school students participate in a two-week, full-day intensive law institute.  The Academy presents a case and takes students through the discovery, interview process, and development of both the prosecution and defense sides of the case, and culminates in a Mock Trial experience, under the supervision of lawyers and judges. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn a one month part-time internship and a small stipend. The top student in the program is rewarded with a scholarship.

The 2017 Academy marks the 13th year of the program, which will take place weekdays from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 23.  The application process for the 2017 program is now closed. Applications for 2018 will be available in January 2018.  

For more information on the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy, check out our program video below or contact Mary Groth, (216) 696-3525 x 5004.