Our Story
Developed in 1988, the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) program was developed as a pilot program by the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati - Cincinnati Bar Association Round Table to inspire more African American students to seriously  consider a career in law.  Members of the Round Table rose to the task and created what is now known as Greater Cincinnati's premier African American pipeline program to support students from high school to law school.

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Mission & Vision

To primarily help African American students make an informed decision when it comes to entering law school and the legal profession.  SWEL sets the stage for each student’s own self-discovery by exposing them to the inherent opportunities and challenges of practicing law through summer work experiences, coaching and networking.

To be the best decision-development program for African American students and others interested in the legal profession

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SWEL, Inc. | 225 East Sixth Street, 2nd Floor | Cincinnati, OH 45202