The summer internship program is fundamental to LLI’s success because it affords rising sophomores with real experience in the world of law. The internship lasts four full days and provides students with an introduction to the professional setting. Additionally, the internship allows the students to interact with lawyers by tackling legal problems and projects and by receiving feedback from supervising lawyers. The hosts have been instrumental to the success of LLI by helping students improve their reading, writing, oral communication, and analytical skills.
Last year, over 80 different firms, governmental agencies, and organizations throughout Ohio participated in the LLI summer internship program. Each host provides the students with a “learning by doing” experience for which the students receive a stipend. LLI has been extremely fortunate to have hosts that are committed to the success of its interns. In fact, many hosts often agree to have as many as three interns at their offices each summer in order to provide more students with exposure to the legal profession.
“The natural concerns of inconvenience and distraction of hosting summer interns always melt away upon meeting eager, intelligent and prepared LLI students. It’s exciting to have them and to see the potential they have to make the world a better place, and the potential we have to help them along in their journey. The students inevitably renew our faith in the future of our country and our profession,” said Stuart Cubbon of Cubbon & Associates in Toledo.
A summer internship is the “prize” offered to students who put in the time and effort to complete the eighth grade program. However, the most important result of the internship program is that it encourages students to believe that, one day, they too can succeed in a professional environment – most notably, as active and engaged lawyers!
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Students from LLI's Cincinnati and Dayton sites who recently competed in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education's (OCLRE) We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution state competition were recently featured in a news story by Court News Ohio, a service of the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications. The students competed in We the People on January 23 at the Ohio Statehouse. To view the story and an accompanying video, click here.
Congratulations to everyone who competed!
LLI students from Cincinnati and Dayton will compete in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education's (OCLRE) We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution state competition on January 23 at the Ohio Statehouse! Click here to read OCLRE's press release on the event. Good luck to all!