Crime Scenes, Detectives, Experts And Drafting Legislation
Advanced Law & Trial
Internship Summit Tier II
Decide The Fate of A Real Court Case
Work With Lawyers, Private Investigators, And Lawmakers
Learn From Leading Industry Experts
Lessons Taught By Elite Law Professors, Top Prosecutors, And Skilled Legal Consultants
Work with College Admissions Experts
One-On-One Application Assistance And Meetings With Top University Admissions Officers
Make A Real Change
For Your Client
Advocate Your Client's Case To Congressional Officials
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Crime Scenes, Detectives, Experts & Writing Laws
The Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II is a first-of-its-kind program that allows motivated high school students to intern with Goodwin Weber PLLC, work with private investigators, recreate crime scenes and assist in drafting a new law for the State of Maryland.
In this accelerated internship, students will spend seven days working on one of two cases. This year students can choose among a self-defense case of a former police officer with national and state implications on animal rights, or a gender disparity case involving the National Park Service, which is transforming how the promotion system works for federal law enforcement officers.
These cases contain highly confidential information and will require non-disclosure agreements and background checks from students and parents.
For the first time ever, student interns will work with actual private investigators in real cases, recreate crime scenes in the home of the victims, take intensive courses in surveillance, work with jury selection experts, and help Maryland state senators write a new animal rights/protection statute.
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.
On the final day, students will present one key aspect of their cases at the Georgetown University Law Center to a retired federal judge, the clients, and legal team to assist with the strategy that will be used in filing the cases in the Summer or Fall of 2019.
Rising Freshman To Graduating Seniors
June 23rd-June 29th
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
$3800 *22 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 working on actual court cases and preview what a future in the field of law holds for them.
Students will work directly with private investigators to gather, analyze, compile, and report information regarding individuals and organizations to the clients.
Interns will travel to the location of a crime scene to recreate an accurate portrayal of the incident that can be used in the upcoming trial. Interns will also interview witnesses and work to gather evidence to further their client's case.
Interns will develop recommendations for trial strategy based on empirical research that is completed with the help of a trial consultant.
Students will work with trial consultants to create an effective jury selection strategy for trial. Interns will provide to the client with the most effective jury selection questions permitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Interns work with state legislators in Maryland to advocate for a change in the law regarding household pets, and whether the use of force, including deadly force, can be used to protect a loved pet.
In Case 1, students will work with Maryland lawmakers, their client, and the Maryland ASPCA to propose new legislation to create new protections for companion animals.
The law will be introduced during the Winter 2020 legislative session (The Maryland legislature meets part time, and the next legislative session after the summer program will be Winter 2020).
In Case 2, students will work with Congressional officials on Capitol Hill to advocate for enforcement of gender disparity and discrimination laws.
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We bring in specialized mentors, experts and instructors for each case
Choose Your Case Of National Importance
Case 1-Home Invasion
Your Role As An Intern
Your client is a retired Maryland police officer who had to defend his rescue dog. An intruder tried to steal the pet from the officer's home, using force.
In Maryland, loved pets are considered “chattel,” or property, and force is not supposed to be used to protect property. However, most people would never allow a member of their family to be kidnapped, or here, dognapped. Force was used to protect their home.
As an intern you will assist Goodwin Weber PLLC to secure a lawsuit victory in civil court to cover disability and injuries the client received during the course of the attempted home invasion. Your client who now has limited mobility is facing mounting medical and legal bills.
Charges were brought against the officer for use of force. Eventually, those charges were dismissed. But injuries were suffered by the officer, and a civil lawsuit will be filed against the assailant with your help.
This case will also serve as a trial balloon to change laws that consider household pets as "chattel".
The goal of the trial balloon is to change the historical treatment of companion animals (pets) which are considered under the law as property or chattel in many states, including Maryland and Virginia. In cases of willful negligent, injury or death to these animals, courts have typically awarded market value damages, which, in most cases are nominal, mainly the cost you paid for the animal. In this case, as a rescue, the cost was $0. But we all know how valuable and loved a pet can be. The law must change.
This case will be used to pass legislation to change the characterization of animals as mere property. The goal is to pass legislation to reflect societal views allowing victims to sue for punitive damages where injury to the animal is willful, wanton or reckless.
Passing this legislation would lead to saving the lives of thousands of animals in Maryland and eventually across the United States by making the consequences of injuring a pet too costly to perpetrators of animal cruelty. In addition, a change in the law would allow a person to use force - even deadly force - to prevent the kidnapping of a family pet. While such force can be used to repel an attempted kidnapping of a person, it arguably cannot be used to protect a pet.
You will work with a public administrator to recreate the crime scene to provide additional evidence for the trial. You will meet with jury selection experts to create a jurist profile and test it in front of the client, lead attorney, and a judge. You will work with Maryland State Senators to write a law to stop companion animals from being labeled as chattel.
Review Case 2
Case 2-Gender Disparity
Your Role As An Intern
One of the first female Chief Rangers in National Park Service history is facing discrimination based on her gender. This has hindered her ability to see her child, husband, and make advancements in her chosen career.
The client is facing employment discrimination and reprisal in her attempts to become a Regional Chief Ranger of all national park sites in the Washington, D.C. She was not selected for the position because she was supposedly not the highest qualified. Instead, a male ranger was pre-selected for the position, two ranks below her, and who supervised just five law enforcement rangers.
In the summer of 2018, the Advanced Law and Trial Summit students met with congressional officials on their client's behalf.
After Interns began lobbying for the client, the Deputy Director of the National Park Service sent out an anti-harassment statement and anti-gender discrimination statement to all National Park Service employees.
This case has the potential to go to the Supreme Court and establish legal precedent in favor of women who face gender discrimination in the workplace, whether it is within the National Park Service or in another field, particularly those in federal law enforcement.
The federal government is supposed to be a “model employer.” If the case is successfully tried, it will be used to ensure equal pay, equal evaluations and equal promotions for millions of women who work within the United States government. This case will change how women advance in American society.
This was the first time in the history that National Park Service sent out an email of this nature.
Interns will read and analyze transcripts from depositions of witnesses in order to prepare for trial and look for material facts in dispute.
Students will work directly with a jury consultant to create a jury selection profile for the trial and present their methodology to the lead attorney and the client. Students will also build momentum for the case by advocating on Capitol Hill to leading congressional officials and speak to the national press about the case.
Review Case 1
Lawmaker Partnerships & Advocacy
Work With Lawmakers
& The National Press
National News Media Outreach
Students will speak to reporters from national news outlets to showcase their client's cases and work to gain national attention to the issues faced by their clients.
Students will work with a media prep team to create press releases and conduct practice interview sessions before meeting with reporters.
Case 2 Interns will speak directly to congressional members of the Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulations and in the Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on National Parks. Their goal will be to impact legislative policy priorities facing our clients and nation. Interns will work to convince lawmakers to publicly support our clients.
Case 1 Interns will work directly with state senators on writing legislation to create special protections for companion animals changing the legal definition of "chattel." Interns will work with legislation experts from national corporations and national advocacy groups.
Work With A Private Investigator
Partner With A Real Private Investigator
Recreate A Real Crime Scene
Surveillance Lessons & Practice Sessions
Students will work directly with a private investigator, who works for Goodwin Weber PLLC, to gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals and organizations to the clients.
Students working on Case 1 will travel to the actual scene of the home invasion and recreate the crime scene to provide additional evidence that will be used at the trial. They will work with a private investigator and leading crime scene experts in undertaking this role.
Students from both cases will study with crime scene experts and complete classes in the forensic investigation of crime scenes.
All students will learn how private investigators engage in professional surveillance. Students will take surveillance courses from private investigators and will participate in a coordinated surveillance test, using the streets of Washington, DC, as their surveillance course. The capstone of the surveillance training will be to work as a team, and follow the suspect in a dense urban setting, without being “burned” or “made.”
The winning team will attend a private dinner at the tombs with a leading Georgetown Law School Professor.
Create A Jury Selection Profile With A Leading Jury Consultant
Work With Legal Experts
Collaborate With Legal Scholars and Activists
Students will work with legal scholars and leaders from Georgetown University Law School, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and specialized legal experts depending on case selection.
Case 1 Students will partner with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or United States Humane Society to assist in the creation of a new law to stop companion animals from being legally defined as "chattel."
Case 2 Students will work with the National Women's Law Center to create an advocacy plan for their Capitol Hill outreach.
Students will create a jury selection portfolio working with a jury consultant for their case. Students will create a survey of the community where the trial is taking place to understand the background characteristics of the jury pool such as race, sex, marital status, age, income, and careers.
Students will create specific questions based on their case. Questions will be designed to discover the beliefs and attitudes likely associated with a favorable or unfavorable verdict for their client. Students will then create a jury selection profile that will be used when the case goes to trial.
Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions
Collaborate With Top Legal Minds
David P. Weber
Goodwin Weber PLLC-Lead Attorney
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. Weber is now in private practice of law and is a Lecturer and Academic Director of Fraud Management Programs at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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.
He is married to Julie Goodwin Weber, a tax, estates and trusts attorney, and has four children.
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.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (former)
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C., office, where he is a member of the White Collar and Investigations Practice Group. His practice primarily focuses on white-collar criminal matters, complex litigation, and corporate compliance and ethics issues.
Having tried more than 100 cases as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Howard has experience in handling investigative matters initiated by the Department of Justice, Securities, and Exchange Commission, and local law enforcement agencies. He has also handled matters in federal courts and the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Mr. Howard served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2001-2004, by appointment of President George W. Bush. During his appointment, he served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Howard 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 an 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, Mr. Howard handled criminal cases involving narcotics trafficking, homicides, fraud and public corruption, as well as dozens of trials and investigations before the District of Columbia Superior Court 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.
Mr. Howard currently serves on the Roger Williams University School of Law board of directors, the Washington Lawyers Committee and previously served on the U.S.-Canada Fulbright Foundation board of directors and as a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions.
As an author and speaker, Mr. Howard has written several articles on criminal law and procedure and frequently speaks nationally at white collar crime seminars and institutes. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers for his work in Criminal Defense: White Collar in 2007 and 2008 and from 2013-2017.
After graduating with an A.B. from Brown University, Mr. Howard earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Howard is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia and before the Supreme Court of Virginia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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).
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.
Meet With College Admissions Experts
Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)
Born and raised in northern California, I am an ABC (American-born Chinese) of Hakka heritage and speak Chinese and English. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, I am very familiar with high schools in the northern California and Washington DC regions.
I love working with students! As an admissions officer at Yale, I loved seeing students on campus that I had “met” (on paper) through the application process. Since then, I have continued to work alongside American and Chinese students who have interned in my workplaces, in the private sector, government, and NGOs, both in the U.S. and in China (I worked in Beijing for 3 years).
In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, Charlie, and our 2-year-old Golden Retriever puppy, Zebedee. Some of my hobbies include triathlons, guitar, and eating out!
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law-Director Of Admissions
Shawn D. McShay
Boston College Law School-Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid
Shawn McShay serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at Boston College Law School. Previously, he was the Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. There, he managed the JD and LLM admissions operation, as well as the University’s multi-million dollar merit scholarship and endowment fund. In addition, Dean McShay has served as Senior Director of Enrollment at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Assistant Director of Admissions at Fordham University Law School.
Dean McShay holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has held leadership positions in the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). He has also served on the planning committee for the Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals for which he is the current conference chair
Brown University-Admissions Evaluator (Former)
I am a Former Admissions Evaluator at Brown University and have been working in college admissions for almost a decade. I have enjoyed counseling hundreds of students through the college admissions process as the Director of College Counseling and Associate Director of College Counseling at various independent schools in Maryland. My knowledge of selective college admissions has only increased through membership in NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and PCACAC (Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling) and travel to professional conferences and campus visits.
I also love teaching students and have taught US history, American government, French and psychology classes in the past. My foray into education began with a year abroad in South Korea teaching ESL.
I have my BA from the Pennsylvania State University in History and French, MA from Columbia University in French Studies, and a MAT from Brown University in Secondary Education. I lived abroad in Paris for three years and take every opportunity to return to France as often as possible.
When I am not advising students about the college admissions process, I am an avid knitter, weaver, baker, and hiker.
George Washington University-Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Sophia Sim began her career in academic administration as the director of residency classification at the University of Maryland, College Park. While there, she served as the advisor to the Judicial Honor Council. Prior to her position at GW Law, Dean Sim worked at Georgetown University Law Center for fourteen years. Since 2000, she was director of admissions and oversaw the operations of the Office of Admissions. During her time there, Dean Sim was appointed to a variety of university and law school committees, including data warehousing, diversity task force, future law professors, information technology, joint-degree programs, technology users, and web redesign.
Dean Sim has been active in the governance of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She had previously served on the four governing committees—audit, finance and legal, services and programs, and test, development, and research. During her time on the services and programs committee, she was co-chair of the global admissions workgroup. Aside from presenting at various LSAC conferences and forums, Dean Sim was the keynote speaker for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Prelegal Education and Admissions and has served as a panelist for the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA), the Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (MAPLA), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) Pre-Law Conference. She is currently co-chair of the Featured Speakers Committee for the quadrennial 2016 Prelaw Advisors National Council (PLANC) Conference.
Advanced Law & Trial
Attending this summit is one of the best decisions I have ever made; this program has given me lots of hands-on experience which has greatly influenced my decision to pursue a career in law. Cross-examining a real witness, in a Georgetown Law Center courtroom, is just one of the many phenomenal experiences this program has provided me, and so many other students, with. I was able to learn so much from the exceptional staff, panels, and lecturers, that will help me moving forward toward my goal."
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Advanced Law & Trial
Last years law program through Leadership Initiatives was everything I expected it to be and more. I had a blast learning about the law profession and getting to meet many new people. I cannot wait until I go back to the Tier II law program this summer, and pick back up on the work I started last summer!"
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Advanced Law & Trial
Last summer, I attended Leadership Initiatives’ Advanced Law and Trial Summit Tier I, and it was the best summer experience I have ever had. No other program has allowed me to go so in depth into the legal process and really understand what a career in law could entail, such as how to use Westlaw and write case briefs. I also got invaluable information from admissions officers about applying to college and law school. This upcoming summer I will be attending Advanced Law and Trial Tier II, and I cannot wait for another amazing experience!"
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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.
2019 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.
2019 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.
2019 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
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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 2018 our graduating seniors:
Received over $1.48 million dollars in scholarships for college.
Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.
85% 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.
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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
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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.
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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.
TestRocker comes with customized lessons, full-length tests, and 24/7 customer service.
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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 Initiatives. University Initiatives 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.
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:
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 2018 summer programs.
Advanced Law and Trial Internship Summit Fraud Case
International Leadership & Business Internship Summit
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
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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 32.17% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.
In 2018, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $4.8 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