The CUNY School of Law Pipeline to Justice Program is thrilled to announce its second annual Pipeline to Justice Undergraduate Summer Program. From Monday, June 15 to Thursday, June 25, students from various CUNY campuses will take part in a dynamic initiative at the CUNY School of Law designed to introduce prospective advocates to legal education and the world of public interest lawyering.

Program Overview

Developed by the award-winning Pipeline to Justice Program, this free two-week session will consist of daily seminars focused on different aspects of the legal field including, but not limited to analytical writing, oral advocacy, community building, and professional skill building. Consistent with CUNY Law’s mission to expand access to justice and educate lawyers in the service of human needs, our goal is to provide students with a broad introduction to the study and practice of law and inspire the next generation of social justice attorneys. Housed at the nation’s premier public interest law school, the Pipeline to Justice Summer Program is the ideal place for a student to embark upon his or her career as an advocate for social change.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the program, please feel free to reach out to our Assistant Program Director Ryan Dooley at or 718.340.4188.


To be eligible for the Pipeline to Justice Program, students must:

1. Be a CUNY graduate or a current CUNY undergraduate/graduate student (students who will be entering as freshmen at a CUNY campus in the fall of 2015 are also eligible).

2. Be willing to commit to full participation in the program from June 15 to June 25, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

3. Have an expressed interest in the practice of law in the service of human needs.

4. Complete and submit the attached application by Thursday, May 21, 2015 to


Please submit your completed application packet by Thursday, May 21, 2015 to Ryan Dooley at


A completed application packet will consist of:

1. An updated résumé

2. A list of two references (contact information is enough–there is no need for complete letters), and

3. Answers to the questions below :



CUNY School of College:

Current year in school of year of graduation:


1. Please describe in no more than 500 words why you would like to attend the Pipeline to Justice Summer Program (feel free to attach additional pages if necessary):

2. Please describe in no more than 500 words any obstacles that you have overcome or experiences that you have had that have inspired you to be an attorney (feel free to attach additional pages if necessary).