Do you have dreams of being a lawyer? Are you interested in attending law school? If so, consider applying to LegalTrek. LegalTrek is a summer program designed to provide a hands-on, comprehensive overview of the legal profession to diverse college students. LegalTrek meshes traditional legal learning with opportunities to build legal skills.
LegalTrek’s mission is to diversify the legal profession by encouraging and supporting college students from historically underrepresented groups to attend law school. We are seeking diverse applicants from racial/ethnic minority groups, as well as socioeconomically disadvantaged students, LGBT students and disabled students. LegalTrek 2017 is collaboration between the Chicago Committee for Minorities in Law Firms (Chicago Committee) and DePaul University College of Law.
LegalTrek 2017 will take place on Wednesday
afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DePaul University College of Law.
LegalTrek will begin Wednesday, June 14, 2017, and will go through
Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
What exactly will I be doing in LegalTrek?
A syllabus will be provided to explain exactly what you will be doing each week and what types of assignments and preparation you must make in advance. Please read the beginning of the syllabus that sets forth the expectations and level of commitment expected from each scholar.
(See sample syllabus from a past LegalTrek.)
Will I have access to a legal internship if I participate in LegalTrek?
No, an internship is not part of the program at this time. All LegalTrek scholars regardless of year in school will be assigned a law-firm mentor and you will meet with your mentor throughout the summer. You may be able to build relationships for future internship opportunities through this mentor, or your LegalTrek network.
How should I submit my official transcript?
You or your school may mail a hard copy of your official transcript to:
Sheila Maloney, LegalTrek Program Director
DePaul University College of Law
25 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Your school may also send an electronic copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may email a scanned copy of your official transcript.