Pre-Law and Order - The Summer Advocates Academy

  • Trips to Pittsburgh's Downtown Courthouse in Pre-Law and Order Summer Workshop at Carlow University
  • The Summer Advocates Academy is a unique, four-day pre-professional workshop that focuses on law school preparation and careers for women in the law. The workshop is open to rising high school juniors and seniors and first-, second-, and third-year female college students.

  • PRE-LAW & ORDER: June 23-27, 2014

    Pre-Law & Order: Summer Advocates Academy is open to all college women and junior and senior girls in high school. By attending the program, you will receive instruction from Carlow faculty and members of the Pennsylvania Bar, as well as mentoring from recent alumnae and community leaders in fields of government, law, media, and politics. 

    As an Advocate, you will:

    • Prepare for college and law school exams
    • Attend sessions taught by Carlow faculty and attorneys
    • Visit area law schools and private law firms
    • Practice resume writing
    • Examine a case study

    You can participate in either a:

    • PRE-COLLEGE TRACK (for high school students)
      Draw your map to college. Prep for the SAT. Write your college application essays. Strengthen critical reading, analytical, speaking, and writing skills through a focus on the law.  
    • PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACK (for college students):
      Chart your path to law school or a career in law. Write a resume and personal statement. Construct a writing sample focusing on a legal issue.  

    Special sessions to be held at downtown law firms, Allegheny County Bar Association, University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University Schools of Law. Tuition includes four days of programming, continental breakfasts and lunches, transportation to off-campus sites, and a Summer Advocates Academy sport shirt and book bag.

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    COST OF WORKSHOP: $349 total

    ($50 application fee + $299 tuition = $349 | Use online form to pay both application + tuition)


    1. Complete the application/registration form, submit your $50 application fee, and attach a 300-word essay stating why you want to study the law (APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 18, 2014).
    2. You will be notified of your acceptance into the workshop before June 14, 2014.  
    3. If accepted, please complete your registration by paying the balance of $299 using the same online form ($50 + $299 = $349 total).
    4. For college students: Residence hall stays are available for all four nights at $25/night or $100 for all four nights.

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     If you prefer to submit your materials and fees via U.S. mail, please mail to:

    Carlow University  
    University Communications & External Relations  
    3333 Fifth Avenue  
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
    ATTN: Laurie Petty