The week-long residential program enables 32 high-performing high school students to learn about law and the legal profession first-hand from those who practice it in the community.

Law professors and students from UofL and Bellarmine, as well as local attorneys and judges, will coach students through the workshops and discussion panels.

Institute activities will include a trial observation, a formal dinner with Louisville Bar Association members, and discussions on topics such as interview skills and trial advocacy.

The program will culminate in a mock trial at the end of the week, where the students can apply what they’ve learned.

“The best thing most kids get out of the camp is a real life look at what lawyers do—not what is on TV,” said organizer Kate Lindsay.

The Institute is primarily funded by the Louisville Bar Association’s foundation and charges $150 per student.

For more information, contact Lindsay, director of pro bono and public service programs for the association, at 502-292-6729.