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Volunteers needed for Just the Beginning Foundation

Just the Beginning Foundation is dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young persons from various ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and supporting their continued advancement. Just the Beginning Foundation's long-term goal is to increase racial diversity in the legal profession. Just The Beginning Foundation is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Summer Legal Institute, Advanced Summer Legal Institute, and Middle School Law camp, hosted by the DePaul College of Law in Chicago. 2010 is the fourth year for the Summer Legal Institute programming, and it is through the participation of volunteers like you that we continue the connection with hundreds of diverse students each year. The following volunteer opportunities are available and in most need of assistance: Summer Legal Institute:
  • Friday, August 6th: 9-11 a.m. (small-group Oral Argument preparation)
  • Friday, August 13th: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (act as judges for Oral Argument presentations)
Volunteers are also encouraged to join us for a celebration lunch on Friday, August 13th from noon-1:30 p.m. at Edwardo's Pizza (521 S Dearborn). Middle School Law Camp:
  • Monday, August 23rd: 12:00-1:45 p.m. (Lunch Roundtable: Intro To The Legal Profession)
  • Wednesday, August 25: 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Breakfast Panelist: What's it like to be a lawyer?)
  • Wednesday, August 25th: noon-1:30 p.m. (Lunch Panel: "What Can You Do With a Law Degree?")
  • Thursday, August 26: 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Lunch Panel: Business of the Law)
  • Friday, August 27th: 10-11:45 a.m. (act as judges for Oral Argument presentations)
Volunteers are also encouraged to join us for an ice cream social on Friday, August 27th from 1:30-3 p.m. in Millennium Park. If interested in volunteering, please contact Dana Horst at Just The Beginning Foundation via email at, or call at (312) 258-4574. You can also contact Evan Gelles via email at We look forward to having you join us for the Summer Legal Institute in Chicago!
Posted on August 5, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
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