Advanced Law & Trial
Intern At A Law Firm On A Case Of National Importance
On A Court Case
Gain Real Experience Working
Learn What It Takes To Be An Attorney In The 21st Century
Study With Leading Experts
Of U.S. Law
Leading Defense Attorneys And Prosecutors
Meet With Georgetown Law Professors And Washington D.C.'s
Meet With Law School Admission Experts
Become An Ideal Candidate For Acceptance Into The Country's Top Law Schools
Build Your Resume With A Law Internship
Start Your Law Education And Receive Three Letters Of Recommendation
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit
The Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit is a first-of-its-kind program that allows motivated high school students to intern with Goodwin Weber PLLC on cases of national importance.
In this accelerated internship, students will spend seven days working on one of three cases. This year students can choose between a gender discrimination case involving a high ranking federal agent who reported misconduct by the highest levels of her agency or a whistleblowing case involving endangered animals and environmental crimes.
These cases contain highly confidential information and will require non-disclosure agreements and background checks from students and parents.
Throughout the internship, students will connect with top law professors and leading attorneys about the cases, sift through legal documents, review evidence, and help prepare the clients for trial. During the conference, students will advocate for their clients on Capitol Hill to congressmen, senators and congressional officials.
On the final day, students will conduct pre-trial cross-examination or opening statements to prepare their client for witness testimony or introduce new methods for investigating or prosecuting the case to the client and legal team.
Students will receive letters of recommendation from the lead attorney trying the cases and may have their ideas implemented.
Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors
July 5th - July 11th or July 18th - July 24th, 2021
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
$3500 *150 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available
WE ARE THE ONLY SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
Students will intern for Goodwin Weber PLLC, and learn from one of the nation’s top attorneys, David P. Weber, who is the former Chief Investigator of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and now a lawyer in private practice.
Interns will meet with clients, review case documents, and help prepare their client’s case. Students will experience the legal profession while working on actual court cases. This will grant each participant a preview of what a future in the field of law would hold for them.
Direct advocacy on Capitol Hill is one of the most powerful and advantageous ways to advance and impact legislative policy priorities facing our clients and nation. Interns will work to convince lawmakers to publicly support our clients.
In 2019, together with David P. Weber and his law firm Goodwin Weber PLLC, students met with a combined 38 congressional offices, directly meeting with 12 members of the House & Senate.
Interns will work directly with legal experts to understand current case law facing their clients. While interning, students will be exposed to civil procedure, legal ethics & case research from Georgetown Law Professors & top lawyers in Washington D.C.
Students will walk away from the program with direct experience working with leading legal minds.
Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form our Law School Admissions Panel to provide students with a firsthand account of what universities look for in their accepted students.
Students attend an exclusive Q&A session with Law School Admissions Officers from Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University.
Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions
Collaborate With Top Legal Minds
David P. Weber, CFE
LI Advanced Law & Trial Internship-Case Director/Goodwin Weber PLLC-Lead Attorney/University Of Maryland Global Campus Faculty Member
David Paul Weber is the former Assistant Inspector General at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In this role, David served as the SEC’s Chief Investigator and directed all criminal, civil, and administrative investigations into fraud, waste, or abuse concerning SEC programs on a nationwide basis. David’s notable cases included reporting misconduct in the Bernard L. Madoff and R. Allen Stanford investigations. Mr. Weber now uses this skill set to assist and defend clients and to investigate wrongdoing in private practice.
As one recent example, in Winter and Summer 2018, David represented a key witness in the United States v. Paul Manafort criminal prosecution and grand jury investigations and successfully obtained full immunity for his client in exchange for his client’s cooperation and testimony against Mr. Manafort, the President’s former campaign chairman. Ultimately, David’s lawyering, in part, played a role in Manafort’s guilty plea in September 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Weber was a whistleblower who reported allegations about foreign espionage against the stock exchanges, and misconduct in the Bernard L. Madoff and R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme investigations. He was terminated months later for supposedly unrelated reasons. He sued the SEC, claiming wrongful termination and retaliation against him for coming forward as a whistleblower. In June 2013, the SEC settled with Weber his whistleblower protection and U.S. District Court lawsuits by reinstating him and paying him $580,000, one of the largest federal whistleblower settlements in US history.
On July 30, 2015, Weber was recognized by six United States Senators and one member of the House of Representatives at the First Congressional Celebration of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
In 2015-2016, Weber served as the banking expert who assisted journalists in reviewing information now known as the Panama Papers, pertaining to hundreds of current and former world leaders. In 2017-2018, Weber presented findings from the Paradise Papers, which has now implicated some of the largest accounting firms in the world.
In Spring 2017, Weber was nominated for the American Accounting Association, Forensic Accounting Section, Best Teaching Innovation Award, for training students how to prepare Reports of Investigation into subjects identified in the Panama Papers.
In April 2017, the Panama Papers investigation was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
He is married to Julie Goodwin Weber, a tax, estates and trusts attorney, and has four children.
Georgetown University Professor
Professor Michael J. Cedrone teaches legal writing at Georgetown Law School. His courses involve simulations that challenge students to do the work of lawyers in the classroom, where they can study what to do, practice doing it, and reflect on how it went. In his legal writing class, students research the law to explore answers to difficult legal questions, and they create arguments to persuade courts to rule in their client's favor. In his Week One simulation class, students investigate corporate wrongdoing by interviewing a witness and reporting to the General Counsel of their corporate client (a role played by many of Georgetown’s most prominent alums). Finally, he teaches the Intro to United States Legal Systems course in Georgetown’s LLM program.
Professor Cedrone joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 2008 following a federal District Court clerkship and four years of practice at the Boston firm Peabody & Arnold, LLP. From 2005-07, he taught legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law and served as pro bono counsel for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners, grading Massachusetts Bar Exam and representing the Board at a character and fitness hearing for an applicant to the Massachusetts bar. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown Law and Harvard College. Prior to law school, Cedrone taught for five years in the Massachusetts public schools and earned a master’s degree in education from Boston University.
Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Kyle DeCamp is an associate in the commercial litigation practice group at Norton Rose Fulbright, the 3rd largest law firm in the United States, and ranked 12th on The American Lawyer’s 2020 top law firm ranking. He is a recent graduate of the UCLA School of Law, having also graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science in 2016. As a lawyer, Kyle devotes his practice to large-scale contractual disputes, high-stakes research and analysis, and to pro bono asylum work.
Kyle’s passion is teaching trial advocacy. He began competing in Mock Trial in 7th grade and managed to complete all the way through the end of law school. He is a 6-time national qualifier, 8 time Trial All-American, the 2014 national champion, and was the first Bruin to ever be invited to Top Gun, the 1 v 1 national championship for the top 16 law school trial advocates in the country. In addition to competing, Kyle has been one of the head coaches of the UCLA Mock Trial program for 3 years and was immediately invited back to coach the UCLA Law School trial program last year. Kyle also has extensive experience coaching high school students in trial advocacy; Kyle spent 4 years coaching high school Mock Trial and has both run and been a lecturer for the UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute.
Kyle loves any and all questions related to trial advocacy and can be reached at
Attorney at McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C.
Jessica has a passion for trial advocacy and during law school competed on the Kline School of Law’s Nationally-Ranked Trial Team at prestigious competitions across the country. As a member of the Trial Team, Jessica was a National Champion at the National Board of Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions, a Regional Champion at the Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition and a Semi-Finalist at the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition. Currently, she is a coach for the Kline School of Law’s Trial Team and is a recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer’s James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy.
Jessica joined the McLaughlin & Lauricello firm as an Associate in the summer of 2019 after completing a clerkship for the Honorable Nan S. Famular, P.J. Ch., in the New Jersey Superior Court, Camden Vicinage, Chancery and Equity Divisions. Jessica was also trained as a family law clerk and became certified as a mediator by the New Jersey Superior Court.
Jessica is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.A. in Spanish and was a member of the Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity. Jessica is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jessica earned her J.D. from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she was a recipient of the Rising Advocate Scholarship.
Partner at Barnes & Thornburg
Roscoe represents corporate and individual clients at virtually every stage of the criminal defense process, handling parallel civil and administrative litigation, grand jury subpoenas, multi-jurisdictional matters, congressional inquiries, and cases from onset through settlement, trial and appeal. He knows, from his experience as a federal prosecutor, the serious consequences that can result from criminal and regulatory investigations, and works diligently to mitigate and resolve claims at every phase of development.
Roscoe vigorously defends clients in matters involving bet-the-company sanctions and where personal freedom is on the line. A veteran advocate and trusted adviser, Roscoe brings seasoned experience to companies facing multiple investigations, whether criminal, regulatory, congressional, internal or by other parties or commissions. His guidance can direct productive decision-making and facilitate resolution. Roscoe can provide counsel on suspension or debarment actions following indictment or conviction and can guide clients through international investigations.
When businesses and executives need help, Roscoe is personally committed to helping clients obtain the desired result either before a charge is brought or at trial. Civil and polite, yet aggressive, formidable and effective, Roscoe knows how to negotiate with government agencies and advocate both in and out of the courtroom. His extensive experience at trial on both sides of the aisle when it comes to white-collar crime is enhanced by his honed people skills. A direct communicator able to grasp the big picture, Roscoe remains dedicated to assessing his client’s position accurately in order to mount the right defense.
Roscoe served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2001-2004, by the appointment of President George W. Bush. During his appointment, he served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Roscoe was appointed as U.S. Attorney from a tenured, full professorship at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he taught from 1994 to 2001. He has twice served as associate independent counsel and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and in the Eastern District of Virginia in both Richmond and Alexandria.
As a federal prosecutor, Roscoe handled criminal cases involving narcotics trafficking, homicides, fraud, and public corruption, as well as dozens of trials and numerous grand jury investigations. He has also argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and served as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force coordinator while in Richmond and chief of the task force that prosecuted cases arising from a local prison.
As a charismatic speaker and author, Roscoe frequently speaks nationally at white-collar crime seminars and institutes and has written articles on criminal law and procedure.
Director of Research and Give Smart at Future Now Fund
Aaron joined Future Now after co-founding the Give Smart project, which raised almost $1 million for state legislative candidates in 2018. Previously an attorney for various technology companies, he has also written extensively about elections for VICE Magazine and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
Aaron started his career as a Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. In 2011, he became the Director of Business Affairs/Associate General Counsel at Brevity Ventures, a video software/telecommunications company. Aaron then became the Corporate Counsel at Reval from March 2014 to April 2017. Before acquiring his current position, he became the Senior Corporate Counsel at MediaMathDates, the digital media buying platform for top brands and advertising agencies. He then went on eto become the Director of Research at the Future Now Fund.
Gerald R. Kunde II (Chip)
LI Board Chair & Ferrero-Senior Vice President, Government & Institutional Affairs
Kunde leads the development and execution of a comprehensive government and public affairs engagement strategy for Ferrero in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Kunde joined Ferrero from food service distribution company Sysco, where he served as v.p. of government relations since April 2015. In this role, Chip led government relations efforts to promote and protect Sysco’s public policy interests at the local, state, federal and international levels. Prior to Sysco, Kunde was senior v.p. of government relations at Darden Restaurants. In addition to his corporate experience, Chip has held leadership positions at several national and state trade associations, including the International Dairy Foods Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Medical Malpractice Attorney & Mock Trial Coach
The recent graduate of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University had a phenomenal record at the law school for winning mock trial competitions, culminating with his selection as winner of the “Top Gun” award given to the nation’s best individual mock trial advocate in 2018. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Kline Law coaching the mock trial team.
In February 2020, Pasquarello was co-counsel in litigation that brought a $12.75 million settlement for a patient who suffered brain damage when a surgical device broke during intracranial surgery. Prior to that case, Pasquarello was co-counsel in litigation that resulted in an $80 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for a woman injured by a surgically implanted vaginal mesh device. Several months earlier, Pasquarello was co-counsel in litigation that culminated in another vaginal mesh verdict against J&J. The verdict included $25 million in punitive damages.
Before becoming an attorney, Pasquarello served as a law clerk at Kline & Specter. His practice concentrates in medical malpractice and personal injury cases at the firm. Pasquarello also co-authored a case study book for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Pasquarello worked internships at the United States Attorney’s Office, where he handled both criminal and civil litigation. Pasquarello earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware, where he also was mock trial team president.
District of Columbia-Public Defender
Dan Pond is a criminal defense attorney who has dedicated his career to working as a public defender representing indigent people at all stages of the criminal justice system, from initial arrest through trial and incarceration, and eventually back into the community. Earning his JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 2010, Dan became a trial attorney for Massachusetts’ Committee for Public Counsel Services, representing poor people accused of crimes in the trial courts of Brockton, MA until 2015.
He has also been a public defender in Pittsburgh, PA (2016). Since January 2017, he has been in the Prisoner and Re-Entry Legal Services division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
In this role, Dan has shifted his practice away from defending clients against the formidable resources of the prosecution at the trial level and re-focused on representing and assisting incarcerated people in their applications for release on parole from lengthy felony sentences as well as recently released people as they attempt to overcome the often devastating hurdles of re-entry. Dan also holds a Bachelors degree in Theology from Boston College (2001) and a Masters Degree in Theology from La Salle University (2005).
Civil Rights Investigator
Bonita Prewitt has an MBA in Systems Management and is a graduate of Akron Leadership Academy. She has been a Civil Rights Investigator for 14 years.
She was the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action at the University of Akron for 12 years, where she managed and investigated inquires from students, staff and faculty involving complex sexual harassment and protected class discrimination and retaliation complaints.
Bonita is also formally the Gender Equity Director/Title IX Coordinator at Kent State University focusing on investigation of sexual harassment and sexual violence as well as prevention, for faculty, staff and students. She led the University’s compliance efforts regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978); the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and other relevant gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation laws. In this role, she also trained students, staff and faculty on gender/sexual harassment and discrimination policies and procedures.
Of Counsel Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Daniel has deep knowledge of criminal, civil and internal investigations and can leverage that knowledge with the needs and reputation of his clients at the forefront. Daniel focuses his practice on white collar criminal matters, complex criminal and civil litigation, internal corporate investigations, implementation of compliance programs, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, domestic and international advisory matters, and internal corporate investigations. In the course of his career, he has handled investigations initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and local state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Prior to entering private practice, Daniel held several positions with the Department of Justice. At the DOJ, he was associate deputy attorney general in the executive office for national security and an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he was chief of the transnational and major crimes section and chief of the criminal division. In addition, he was assistant inspector general for investigations for the CIA, where he investigated allegations of fraud, waste and abuse involving CIA programs, personnel and resources. Before joining the DOJ, Daniel was a law professor at the University of Michigan School of Law and Antioch Law School.
Attorney at Phillips Law Firm
Experienced Attorney. Skilled in Negotiation, Trial Practice, Privacy, Data Protection, Westlaw, and Legal Research. Strong legal professional with a Doctorate of Law (J.D.) from Southern University Law Center.
The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens-Chairman/CEO
Director for the District of Columbia Recovery Community Alliance (DCRCA), DC Jobs With Justice (DCJWJ) the Mayor’s Commission on Re-entry and Returning Citizens Affairs, and The Re-entry Task Force.
Mr. Stewart grew up in the drug-infested streets of the District of Columbia and struggled with two alcoholic parents in the household. He became a product of the juvenile justice system at the tender age of 9 years old and placed in foster care at 13 years old. Ultimately, this led to his introduction to the revolving door of incarceration until his parole from Lorton Reformatory in 1985. Since returning to the community:
Mr. Stewart has met every single challenge he has faced including drug use. He is an active member of AA, NA and has been drug and alcohol-free for 23 years and sponsors various support groups throughout the Metropolitan area, such as The Reentry Networks Community Focus Group and a weekly peer to peer mentoring group. Mr. Stewart understands that DC is home to about 60,000 people who have had some involvement with the criminal justice system, many of them previously incarcerated for non-violent and minor offenses. Yet, these individuals face many barriers when returning to the community.
Mr. Stewart cares about the quality of life for returning citizens who have paid their debt to society and who should have all their right’s as a US Citizen restored. This includes rights for equal employment, housing, mental health services, public assistance, heads of households and substance use treatment. Mr. Stewart has been fighting and advocating for social justice in DC for the past 20 years and he continues to establish relationships, organize and serve the re-entry community.
Sarah C. Stiles, PhD, JD
Georgetown University-Professor of Law & Sociology
Sarah Stiles joined the Georgetown University sociology faculty in 2007. Prior to that, she taught at American University for eight years where she was Director of the Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. She met Marshall Bailly at American and has been proud to work with him ever since.
Professor Stiles specializes in courses on law and social entrepreneurship. She regularly partners with both the law school and the business school. Professor Stiles has won numerous awards for her teaching and student engagement. She currently is working on an effort to promote well-being among students. She believes if we are truly serious about changing the world for the better, we must be at our best, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Professor Stiles holds a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University, a JD from Northeastern University, an MA in Spanish literature from New York University, and a BA in Spanish from Southern Methodist University.
Associate, Faruki PLL
Melissa Watt is an associate with Faruki, P.L.L. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her litigation practice focuses on business litigation, including business torts, breach of contract claims, and related complex legal disputes. She has taken and defended dozens of depositions, including expert and corporate representative depositions, and participated in multiple trials and mediations.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Melissa clerked for now
Justice R. Patrick DeWine of the Ohio Supreme Court for two years while he was a judge at Ohio's First District Court of Appeals. Never one to take the easy route, Melissa started law school when her daughter was one and had her son during her second year of law school. She worked full-time while studying for the bar exam, and willingly speaks about her experiences to encourage young people to succeed despite barriers.
Before law school, Melissa earned her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Teacher Leadership from Miami University and started and ran her own company providing customizable training materials to manufacturing and industrial operations. Melissa also holds a Bachelors of Arts in English with an emphasis on Creative Non-Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa.
Melissa recently completed her second term as a Trustee for the Ohio Women's Bar Association, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Mock Trial Association as the first woman to hold the position of Tournament Administration Committee Chair. She also regularly represents clients pro-bono through the Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project.
When not practicing law, Melissa enjoys spending time with her two children and her two dogs. Melissa's hobbies include cooking, baking, and pretending that she has time to read the ever-growing stack of books on her coffee table. She is also a runner and is perpetually training for the next Disney half marathon.
Meet With College Admissions Experts
Assistant Dean for Enrollment at Fordham University School of Law
Stephen Brown is Assistant Dean for Enrollment at Fordham University School of Law. Prior to returning to Fordham, he served at New York University School of Law, most recently as director of student finance, planning, and institutional research. He worked in financial aid at Columbia Law School and NYIT.
Steve is a frequent presenter at financial aid, admissions, career and student services conferences and takes special interest both in policy and introducing new professionals to the field. He has served on LSAC and ad hoc financial aid subcommittees – basically been around a long time! On the student side, Steve is a champion of informed decision making, the right school is the right fit at the right price for your long term goals!
Steve has been a consultant to law school admission and financial aid offices, as well as nonprofit loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs). He earned his BS in psychology and philosophy and his MSEd in counseling from Fordham University. and EdM in counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Steve reports that his first career in mental health counseling has made his life in Law School administration so much easier!
Matthew D. Dillard
Director of Admissions at George Washington University Law School
Matthew D. Dillard is the Director of Admissions at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He enjoys working with one of the nation's largest law school applicant pools. Matthew also serves on the Board of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors and on the LSAC Misconduct and Irregularities Subcommittee. He is a graduate of Vassar College and GW Law.
Director of Admissions at the University of Maryland Law School
As Director of Admissions, Jonathan Glick handles all aspects of student recruitment and enrollment management. He works on the development and implementation of recruitment and student outreach initiatives and counsels prospective students regarding the law school application process. Mr. Glick is a member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2017, Mr. Glick spent several years as a civil litigator at Simeone & Miller, LLP in Washington, DC.
Kristine M. Jackson
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Colorado Law
Kristine M. Jackson currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. She came to Colorado Law in 2006 from the George Mason University Law School, where she was Assistant Dean and Director of Special Programs. She was primarily responsible for admissions and operations of the Intellectual Property and Law and Economics Master of Laws programs, the Juris Master program, and the international exchange programs, while also assisting in the admission of Juris Doctor students. In fall 2004, she taught the Introduction to U.S. Law class to the international master of laws students. She previously served as Director of Admissions for the eight graduate programs of the School of Public Policy at George Mason University.
Dean Jackson is a 1999 graduate of George Mason University Law School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina in 1991. Dean Jackson is a member of the Virginia Bar.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the UCLA School of Law
Rob Schwartz has been the dean of admissions and financial aid at the UCLA School of Law since 2006. Prior to that, he was the dean of admissions at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for 11 years. Dean Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and practiced law for several years before entering the law school admissions profession. Dean Schwartz has served on a number of Law School Admission Council (LSAC) committees, including the New Admission Personnel and Faculty Members Workshop Planning Work Group, the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Planning Work Group, and the Services and Programs Committee. He has also served as Secretary of the LSAC Board of Trustees and is currently a member of the LSAC Assessments Committee.
Enroll Now To Receive A $500 Scholarship
150 Scholarships Remain
All-Inclusive Tuition Cost-$3500
Advanced Law and Trial Internship Summit
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit
July 5th - July 11th
July 18th - July 24th
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Advanced Law & Trial
My favorite experience of the two weeks was definitely the prisoner reentry panel. Mr. Joseph, Ms. Kendra, and Mr. Courtney shared such inspiring stories, and they really opened my eyes to the need for prison reform. While I have read about the flaws of our judicial system, hearing their firsthand accounts drove the issue so much harder."
North Gwinnett High School, Class of 2021
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I
Advanced Law & Trial
It was amazing to get first-hand experience with leaders within the law field. I now have a rich background in the law profession, preparing a real-life case, and advocating for my client. While working on this case, I had the honor to work with one of the best attorneys in the country and prepare the witness for the trial and perform a direct examination. By gaining an understanding of how to advocate for my client to a congressman, I learned how to use all the resources around me to benefit my client."
Washington Liberty High School, Class of 2023
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I
Advanced Law & Trial
My experience as an intern with Leadership Initiatives has been amazing. I have attended congressional meetings, where I successfully advocated for my client. I have also written my own case brief to help the client's lawyer with the trial and I have created my own set of direct examination questions to help prepare my client for trial. Creating the direct examination questions was my final project and it was extremely important since my client gets to prepare for her trial."
North Providence High School, Class of 2021
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I
Advanced Law & Trial
I was able to meet with congress members on behalf of our client. This experience allowed me to learn more about the art of lobbying and advocacy. Throughout the weeks I was also afforded the opportunity to speak with various law professors and professionals. From gender discrimination experts to former U.S. Attorney generals, I learned a lot about the various fields of law. I was even able to aid in the preparation of the client, through cross-examination."
West Nottingham Academy, Class of 2021
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I
Advanced Law & Trial
I loved being able to implement all the information I gathered from the guest speakers that came and talked to us in week one. Being able to think from Michelle's point of view and coming up with questions was actually harder than I expected, but it ended up going pretty smoothly. During the mock direct examination, Michelle didn't always answer the questions exactly as I plan for. I quickly reorganized and reworded my following questions to direct the topic back to what I was going for."
Kinkaid School, Class of 2022
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I
Exclusive Partnership Benefits
Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is recognized worldwide for excellence in international relations, politics, medicine, and law. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 20 universities. Famous alumni include US President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Ideally situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.
Leadership Initiatives has partnered with Georgetown for over a decade and have been recognized multiple times with the Outstanding Community Partner Award. We’ve created six first-of-their-kind programs for students who come from all 50 states and nations from across the globe. This summer, expand your horizons at one of the top universities in the world in the nation's capital.
Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs are granted exclusive access to experts, facilities, technology and educational opportunities from our partners. In addition our programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing our programs to offer additional benefits that no other summer program in the world can offer.
Please click on the sections above to learn about our programs, our specialized student housing, meal plans, student travel, and more. Click below to learn about our academic benefits.
Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute Of Health, Supreme Court And More
In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts, and direct action, students will select from a list of available locations on Choose Your Own Adventure sessions!
Officials will provide private tours of select DC sites including the World Bank, National Institute of Health and Congressional Offices. These exclusive tours allow a small group of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,
Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy.
2020 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include:
Supreme Court, United States Congress,
Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Washington D.C. Department of Corrections.
2020 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include:
National Institute of Health,
Howard University Simulation Training & Education Lab, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross and The National Museum of Health and Medicine.
2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include:
Our Georgetown University dormitories are Copley and LXR Halls. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in the residence halls.
Whether you’re working on a group project or Sumo Wrestling on the quad, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.
Our students will live in a two-person room and may select their own roommate upon enrolling in the program.
Leadership Initiatives will provide luxury bedding, towels and pillows.
Every air-conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet & Wi-Fi.
Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Leadership Initiatives office are all in the residence hall.
We are only a short walk from our academic buildings, Georgetown Cupcake and Georgetown's Olympic Gym.
Student Meal Plans
Leadership Initiatives is proud to have an all-inclusive meal plan. Students will never spend additional money on meals while at the conference. All participants have three meals per day, access to snacks and drinks at all times in the dorm rooms and several dessert surprises throughout the week.
We are the only summer program in the world where students are able to order food directly through our app which is delivered to students after classes to ensure they can focus solely on transforming lives at the conference.
We guarantee that you will have something to eat of your choosing, regardless of food allergies, veganism, vegetarianism, or any other health concern or dietary restriction.
Every morning, we create a continental breakfast buffet. Every student can use our waffle makers, select from ten types of cereal, sausages, tea, coffee, several juices, fruit, and three types of breakfast sandwiches every morning of the summit.
Students will have the opportunity to choose from 4 different restaurants for each meal every day that they are at the summit. Below are all the locations you will have an opportunity to eat at including the Famous Supreme Court Dining Hall.
Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants
Click The Logos Below To Review Their Menus
Students Are Always With A Staff Member
If A Student Becomes Sick Or Injured
Students With Medical Conditions
Students will live in Copley and LXR Halls. Students and staff will live together in the residence halls to ensure students have all educational, health and safety needs attended to day and night.
All Georgetown University dormitories have special keycard access requirements and security at the front entrance ensuring non-students cannot entire the dormitory and students cannot leave without permission.
Leadership Initiatives Staff and Offices are on call/open twenty-four hours a day during the conference. We are always ready to answer student or parent questions and provide assistance any time it is needed.
Resident Counselors make medical appointments in coordination with parents, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.
Appointments are made with University Health Services or the Georgetown University Medical Center.
Leadership Initiatives has trained staff to allow students with almost any medical condition attend our conferences. Please email our main offices and we will create a plan together to ensure the student has the time of his or her life.
Student Arrivals And Departures
Students Arriving And Departing By Plane
Students Arriving By Car
Arrival Dates Outside Of The Program
Leadership Initiatives can provide transportation to and from the program for an additional $70. This includes pickup and drop-off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (National, Dulles, BWI) and Penn Station if a student is arriving by train.
Leadership Initiatives staff members will pick up and drop students at the security gate. Leadership Initiatives will send a picture of the staff member picking up the student 24hrs before their flight's departure.
Upon arrival, the Leadership Initiatives staff member picking up the student will send a picture of the student to the parent or guardian.
When departing, the Leadership Initiatives staff member taking the student to the airport will walk the student to the security gate and will stay at the airport until the student's flight has taken off.
If you are arriving by car please use this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall upon arrival.
Students who are traveling extensive distances may arrive one to three days early but will be subject to early arrival fees by Georgetown University of $200 per additional night of stay. All other students must adhere to check-in times.
Academic, College Application
& Career Benefits
All students attending Leadership Initiatives Summer Programs are entitled to ten benefits that no other organization around the world offers to their participants. Each benefit is specifically designed to assist the participating student with entrance into college or gain experience/knowledge in a career they wish to one day pursue.
In 2020 our graduating seniors:
Received over $6.92 million dollars in scholarships for college.
Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.
87% of our graduating seniors requested and received letters of recommendation.
On average increased their ACT scores by 4 points and SAT scores by 240 points.
Click on the links to your left and to the right below to learn more.
Our Top 10 Academic, College Selection And College Application Benefits
1. College Admissions Counseling
2. College Probability Modeling
3. SAT/ACT Training Courses
4. College Essay Review Service
5. Letters Of Recommendation
College Application Benefits
Click On The Benefits Below
To Learn More
Summer program students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a college admissions expert. They will help walk students through the ins-and-outs of college applications, essay writing, and scholarships.
Students can speak directly with former admissions officers from schools such as Yale, Brown & UCLA. These individuals have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of college admissions.
Students are recommended to have their most pressing questions about the college application process ready so they can have them answered by someone who knows the application system inside and out.
Past students have used this time to hone in on their essay topics, decide on how many colleges to apply to, and create application time lines.
One-On-One College Admissions Counseling
Leadership Initiatives and our partners at Parchment, TestRocker and University Initiatives have designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices based on the students GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, financial need and more.
The Leadership Initiatives college admissions team will then help all participants narrow their college interest list and create a college application plan.
Because our college admissions team work with a broad range of higher education institutions, their advice, and beneficial knowledge will allow students to further understand the college admissions process.
College Probability Calculator
College Probability Calculator
Financial Assistance Needs
SAT/ACT Test Scores
Grade Point Average
The college admissions team will then identify the most important areas students can focus on to increase their probability of gaining acceptance into their top college choices.
College Probability Modeling
Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post, TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States. All summer program participants will receive one year of free online SAT/ACT training from TestRocker valued at over $1200.
Students have increased their SAT & ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.
TestRocker utilizes personalized learning that incorporates technology & quality content to enable students to drastically increase their ability to take college standardized tests. TestRocker combines highly-effective private tutors with the best technology on the market to increase student scores.
Click here to request a TestRocker SAT/ACT Test Prep account.
TestRocker comes with customized lessons, full-length tests, and 24/7 customer service.
Handpicked by parents and industry experts for BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS
We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress.
We take accountability to support our students throughout their test-prep journey.
Exclusive SAT/ACT Training From TestRocker
All summer participants are able to submit up to five college application essays for review by our partners at University Connection. University Connection employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications.
This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program!
Each student essay will be edited to ensure it makes an excellent impression at every stage of the competitive application process. The editors will improve the style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.
Click here to submit college essays for editing.
To ensure language errors do not keep students from achieving their ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling and more.
Editors bring their experience in many different backgrounds, including Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities.
College Essay Review Service
Students who participate in any of Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.
Students that participated in the International Leadership and Business Summit can ask for letters of recommendation from their business partner or translator. Students of the Advanced Law and Trial Summit can request letters from the programs directors or lawyers they are interning with for letters of recommendation.
Students of the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can ask the patients they diagnose or the doctors they work with for letters of recommendation. Students receive glowing and personal letters of recommendation from individuals whose lives they impacted and professionals they have partnered with.
These unique and complimentary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefits that Leadership Initiatives has. Below are letters of recommendation from past students showcasing how the program transformed their lives:
Click here to request letters of recommendation.
Matthew Matusiewicz - Full Ride to UC Berkeley School of Engineering
Matthew Chang - Over $30,000 in Financial Assistance to Attend Harvard University
Ricky Toh - Outside Merit Based Full Ride to Stanford University
Meredith Karle - Full Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Letters Of Recommendation
Students will receive customized web pages based on which program they attend.
web pages include a portfolio that outlines the real court case each student
worked on, showcasing their actual internship with Goodwin Weber PLLC and their work advocating for clients on Capitol Hill.
web pages showcase the student's internship with a business in the
developing world and their solution development presentation to members of the United Nations, Harvard's University Admissions Panel, and the US Pentagon.
web pages include a full video of each student diagnosing a real patient
in the developing world using VR technology, the CPR, AED, and First Aid certification awarded by the Red Cross of America, and each student's work at the Howard University Medical Simulation Center.
A link to the website will be included in each student's personal letter of recommendation, allowing colleges to discover firsthand the once-in-a-lifetime experience each student has had alongside Leadership Initiatives.
Below are student websites from our 2019 summer programs.
Advanced Law & Trial Summit
International Leadership & Business Internship Summit
Advanced Medical Neuroscience Program
Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit
Student Career Websites
6. Student Career Websites
7. Elite College Admissions Panels
8. Career Mentorship Program
9. Scholarship Application Assistance
10. College Student Mentorship Program
College Selection Benefits
Click On The Benefits Below
To Learn More
Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form a panel of college admissions officers to provide students with a firsthand account on how universities select their incoming students.
Students attend an exclusive Question and Answer Session with College Admissions Officers from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, what activities stand out the most in student applications, and techniques to write a memorable application essay.
Participants in each program attend a specific graduate-level admissions panel to plan ahead to Law School, Medical School, and Business School.
No other program in the country offers pre-professional school advice directly from admissions officers, allowing students to plan ahead to their future careers and shape their path to success.
Elite College Admissions Panels
Leadership Initiatives partners summer program students with a US-based mentor of their choice from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.
Potential mentorship partners include executives at some of the Country’s most successful businesses, top legal experts in Washington, D.C., Harvard Staff and Faculty, former State Department officials, Georgetown University Professors, NASA scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and more.
Over the course of 18 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers.
Students receive the perceptive, wisdom, and life advice from these highly successful mentors to aid in their transition to college and their career beyond.
Career Mentorship Program
Leadership Initiatives has worked with high school seniors and current undergraduates to apply for scholarships for over two decades. Seniors who utilize our scholarship assistance program to apply for 12 scholarships, that we approve and professionally edit have a 38% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.
In 2020, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $6.92 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.
Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:
UNC Chapel Hill
The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)
Program participants received additional scholarships for:
Stanford, Columbia, University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, American University, and many more!
Scholarship Application Assistance
Current college students know first hand the best and worst qualities of their respective university, as well as the time-consuming and often stressful application process. Leadership Initiatives pairs summer program students with current college students from the school of their choice to get the most personal and authentic image of their dream school.
Students will have one-on-one calls with their college mentor to answer any questions, discuss the qualities of the college, and receive advice on the application process. LI has past students and current interns at the nations top colleges, as well as access to students at nearly every US college. These calls act as an exceptional resource during the college-decision period of every student’s life.
Summer program students also have the opportunity to network with past participants, who attend the nation's foremost universities, received internships at the UN, with US congressional officials, and many leading businesses nationwide.
These leaders will share the steps they took to achieve these goals and offer advice for your own personal journey into the university and career of your choosing.
College Student Mentorship Program