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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 the syllabus from the 2017 LegalTrek Program.) ​

I recently graduated from college and I would like to participate in LegalTrek. May I apply?

Yes you may. While this program is designed and targeted for undergraduate students, there are limited spaces available for recent grads. Feel free to apply. ​

How will the interviews work? Do I need to physically come to Chicago in the spring?

We will be scheduling phone interviews for all candidates that advance through the initial application review stage. You do not have to travel to Chicago prior to the program start date. ​

How much does it cost to participate in LegalTrek?

There is no cost to participate in the LegalTrek program, but individuals are responsible for their own living and travel expenses.​

Does the program offer housing options?

No, unfortunately we are unable to provide housing assistance at this time. Individuals are responsible for arranging their own housing.​

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.​

For additional questions regarding the application process or about the program, please email the Executive Director of Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, Jennifer Reddien.​