Pre-Law and Order - The Summer Advocates Academy

  • 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 all female college students.

  • Trips to Pittsburgh's Downtown Courthouse in Pre-Law and Order Summer Workshop at Carlow University
  • PRE-LAW & ORDER: Tuesday, May 26 -  Friday, May 29, 2015

    Western Pennsylvania's Only Pre-Professional Program
    Focusing on Legal Careers for Women

    Pre-Law & Order: Summer Advocates Academy is open to all college women. 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. 

    Summer Advocates will:

    • Network with successful women in law-related professions
    • Receive coaching and mentoring from Carlow faculty, lawyers, and legal professionals 
    • Attend sessions taught by Carlow faculty and attorneys
    • Visit courtrooms and law firms
    • Read and brief cases
    • Prepare the elements of a law school application

    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 book bag and padfolio.

    Scholarship Information:
    Qualified students may apply for partial need-based scholarships! Thanks to the generous support from Michigan State University College of Law.
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    Residence hall stays are available for four nights at $25.00/night or $100.00 for all four nights (nonrefundable $50 application fee + $299 tuition [if accepted] = $349)

    COST OF WORKSHOP: $349 total


    1. Complete the application form, submit your nonrefundable $50 application fee, and attach a 300-word essay stating why you want to study the law (APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2015).
    2. You will be notified of your acceptance into the workshop before May 25, 2015.  
    3. If accepted, please complete your registration by paying the balance of $299 using the online payment form (nonrefundable $50 + $299 = $349 total).  Scholarships are available, please fill out the application form and complete the scholarship section for consideration.

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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