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 introduce 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, field trip and work experiences.

At the Academy, area high school students participate in a three-week, part-time intensive law institute. The Academy presents a case and takes students through the an overview of the U.S. legal system, a mock trial, interviewing witnesses, making motions and arguments, learning about negotiations and pleas, all under the supervision of law school faculty and volunteer lawyers, judges and law students. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn a one month part-time internship in July and a small stipend. The top student in the program is awarded a scholarship.

The 2020 Academy will mark the 16th year of the program, which will take place weekdays in June between June 8 and June 25. Click here to download the 2020 Application (file will automatically begin download in Word). The deadline for 2020 applications is Thursday, April 9. 

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