SWEL could not succeed without the generous support of Greater Cincinnati and Dayton law firms, judges, governmental offices and corporations that provide internships and classroom speakers. This commitment allows SWEL to support students in their goal to secure admission to law school, and gain first hand experience about career options within the legal profession.
Employers hire SWEL students for part time or full time paid internships that provide assistance to administrative staff, associates and law clerks. Internship duties can range from filing to delivery of court summons, to data and fact research on actual cases. In addition to administrative support, students have the opportunity to develop valuable mentoring relationships with attorneys, judges and law clerks.
Each Friday during the program, SWEL students attend academic preparation classes at the Cincinnati Bar Association. Here students gain insight on the law school preparation process and prepare assignments to improve their grammar, punctuation and essay writing style. Friday classes include visits to local corporations who prepare training sessions on the inherent challenges associated with corporate legal practices. Students also visit top law schools in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and elsewhere to meet with admissions representatives and attend law classes.
Connecting SWEL students to our legal community lays the foundation for a future career in Cincinnati and Dayton. We invite you to join other local legal organizations and experience the quality of our students.
pipe-line: a course of individual advancement or development especially to fill organizational needs.
Through academic preparation, personal and professional development, leadership identification and professional hands on training, SWEL provides the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton legal communities, through its premier pipeline program, with direct access to a large pool of talented high school and college students who have a strong desire to have successful careers in the legal profession.
SWEL students interview very well and their performance and professional demeanor within the office setting reflects the work ethic and preparation that SWEL encourages, develops and enhances.
Dinsmore & Shohl, Martine R. Dunn
Given SWEL's leadership and extraordinary history of excellences, SWEL is the ideal candidate to present a model program for use by additional communities.
U.S. District Court Judge, Timothy S. Black
By partnering with SWEL, we are able to introduce minority students to our firm that have been pre-screened. We know the students will have the backdrop of programming, training, mentoring and support that will help them become better writers and prepare them for law school.
Frost Brown Todd, Kimberly Amrine
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