Minority Law and Research Institute
The Minority Law and Research Institute activities will further enhance the mission of the Foundation by having a major impact on the educational future of the students participating in the program and hopefully will help increase the number of African-American law school candidates.
The activities that will be conducted for the Law and Research institute will provide students with many of the skills, strategies and initiatives needed to prepare them for careers in Law and the legal profession. The program will also help students overcome the many dynamics that plague minority youth.
Students participating in the program will be exposed to concepts, instructional strategies, and research projects in the legal profession.
Instructor and administrator will spend two days in preparation for the institute. And additional two will be spent at the conclusion of the institute for evaluation and assessment.
Goals and Objectives of the Law and Research Institute
Goal: To prepare under-represented students to consider careers in Law and the legal profession and other academic studies.
Objectives: To increase student aptitude, research and performance on standardized tests and provide them with a broad array of information related to law, the legal profession and other academic studies.
To increase student interest in the field of Law and other academic studies.
To Be Eligible:
To be eligible to participate in MLARI:
- All students must pre-qualify to be eligible (time, date, and place to be announced for pre-qualifying).
- Applications will be received until May 1, 2016.
- A photo is required with each application.
- A $60.00 non-refundable application fee payable to Aunt Berta’s Kids Education Foundation is due once the student is accepted.
- Forward a recommendation letter from a history, government instructor or a school administrator.
- Send an official high school transcript.
- Send an official college transcript (college students only)
- Include a short statement of 50 words about “Why You Are Interested In Learning More about the Law and the Legal Profession.”
- Have a grade point average of 2.7 or better to be eligible
- Include a 150-word essay on “Why You Should Be Given The Opportunity to Attend MLARI 2016”
What Does It Cost
Tuition, room and board will be provided free fro all selected participants. Participants will be required to pay a non-refundable $60.00 application fee once they are accepted. The students will be housed in supervised residence halls at Southern University and will be provided three meals a day at no cost to the students. Students are required to pay approx. $386.00 for their own transportation to and from Southern University in Baton Rouge and will be responsible for personal expenses. Students will have access to campus resources including the libraries.
Applications are available in the School Counseling office.