The Law and Leadership Institute is a state-wide initiative that brings together Ohio's law schools, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the state's legal community with the goal of preparing students from underserved communities for post-secondary and professional success. The program's four-year comprehensive curriculum is designed to teach basic theories of law, leadership, analytical thinking, problem solving, writing skills and professionalism to high-school students from families where they may be the first generation with the chance to attend college. LLI students attend classes during the five week LLI Summer program, and on Saturdays during the school year at each of the eight Ohio law schools located in urban areas, including Capital University Law School. Students are provided a stipend to encourage participation, and compete in a mock trial competition yearly. LLI students are recruited to produce a class composition that promotes diversity and can serve to diversify the pipeline of students entering the legal profession. In doing so, LLI hopes to enhance the administration of justice in Ohio and nationwide by infusing the legal profession with individuals who reflect the communities they serve and, along the way, groom young leaders who excel as high school and college students. In an average year, the program serves 400 students all around the state.
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