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. 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 2015 Academy marked the 11th year of the program, which took place weekdays from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 26, 2015. Click here to see a poster about the program.  Applications for the 2016 program will be solicited in the spring.  For more about the 2015 applications, see the "Forms" tab at the top of this page.

For more information on the program, click here to view the brochure.

Download the 2015 application and sample résumé by clicking here.  (Applications closed April 30, 2015.  Interested students are encouraged to check back in 2016 to apply for for next year's program.)

For more information on the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy, please contact:

Mary Groth, (216) 696-3525 x 5004