Interested Students

The College Bound Program serves first-generation* and low-income** students enrolled in grades 9-12 from more than 20 public, private, and charter schools in the greater Newark area.   

Applications open in January for admission to the Summer Law Institute (SLI). The SLI, a five-week course on criminal law, introduces students to the NJ LEEP culture, excites them about learning, and begins the skill-building process. After completing the SLI, participants are invited to apply for NJ LEEP’s four-year College Bound Program.

*We define first-generation college students as those who are the first in their family to go to college and earn a college degree in the United States.
**We define low-income as an income of $70,000 or below for a family of four (for each additional household member, we add $5,000 to the threshold).

Click Here for The 2017 Summer Law Institute Application. 

The application deadline for February 20th Group Interview attendees is

March 15th

For additional information on how to apply, contact Brian Giardina, Director of Legal Education, at 973-297-1555, ext. 203 or bgiardina@njleep.org.