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
International Terrorism, Crime Scenes and Jury Selection
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 current and former FBI agents, recreate crime scenes and work to enforce the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act of 2016.
In this accelerated internship, students will spend fourteen days working on an international terrorism case involving two D.C. residents who were killed by ISIS terrorists while traveling in Tajikistan.
These cases contain highly confidential information and will require non-disclosure agreements and background checks from students and parents.
More information on the case can be seen by clicking here.
For the first time ever, student interns will work with government investigators on a real case, recreate the crime scene with a leading crime scene recreation specialist, develop jury selection plans with the nation's top Jury selection experts, and become advocates for their clients by meeting directly with Senators and Congressmen and women, and leaders on Capitol hill - all online.
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 case for trial.
On the final day, students will present one key aspect of the case to a retired federal judge, the clients, and the legal team to assist with the strategy that will be used in filing the cases in the Fall of 2020.
Rising Freshman To Graduating Seniors
July 19th - August 2nd, 2020
$2400 *40 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available
THE ONLY ONLINE 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 online 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 work directly a former FBI crime scene analyst and reaction expert to create 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 for this case.
Students will work with Congressional officials from Capitol Hill to advocate for enforcement of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act of 2016
In addition, students will work directly with top Georgetown Law professors to understand why this law was created, what efforts are being made to enforce it and assist students in reviewing evidence that can be used at trial.
Your Role As An Intern
Individuals representing two Washington D.C. residents killed in Tajikistan by Islamic Extremists.
The two Washingon D.C. residents were killed in an ISIS-claimed attack in Tajikistan who left their lives in the nation's capital to see the world together by bicycle.
As an intern, you will assist Goodwin Weber PLLC to secure a lawsuit victory in international court to prove that this fraction of ISIS received funding from a Russian banked bank for the purchase of their vehicles and weapons.
On Day 369, of their biking trip, members of ISIS traveling by car spotted them. The terrorist car passes the cyclists and then makes a sharp U-turn. It doubles back, and aims directly for the bikers, ramming into them and lurching over their fallen forms.
This case will also serve as a starting point to prove that foreign groups operating in Russia were actively funding groups who targeted American citizens.
The goal of the lawsuit it to prove foreign backing of terrorist activities in the Middle East with the goal of destabilizing the region and harming American citizens and interests.
The case will use the 2016 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act which allows American citizens to sue those banks or companies who knowingly provide substantial assistance, or who conspire with the person who committed such an act of terrorism, where such acts were planned or authorized. The law allows the banks used by these ISIS members to face liability for even inadvertently providing material support in the form of money, goods, or services that lead to terrorist activities.
Interns will read and analyze transcripts from depositions of witnesses in order to prepare for trial and look for material facts in dispute.
Interns will work with a crime scene re-creation specialist to prove how the attack occurred.
In addition, interns will speak directly to Senator and Congressmen to advocate for more direct action by the United States government to stop this form of terrorism.
Finally, 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.
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 FBI, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and specialized legal experts.
Students will work directly with leading forensic accountants to understand how foreign banks assisted ISIS terrorists, along with data collection and surveillance experts to ensure each aspect of the crime is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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 With Crime Scene Recreation Experts
Work On A Real International Terrorism Investigation
Recreate A Real Crime Scene
Students will work directly with criminal investigators, who work for Goodwin Weber PLLC, to gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals and organizations to the clients.
Interns will recreate the crime scene to provide additional evidence that will be used at the trial. They will work with a former FBI crime scene recreation specialist and leading crime scene experts in undertaking this role.
Students will study with crime scene experts, travel to the University of Maryland's Crime Scene Recreation Lab and complete classes in the forensic investigation of crime scenes.
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.
Interns will work with Senators and Congresspeople to advocate for their clients and to better enforce the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Students will meet directly with top lobbyists to understand how to persuade congressional officials to publicly support their clients.
Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions
Collaborate With Top Legal Minds
David P. Weber
Goodwin Weber PLLC-Lead Attorney
David Paul Weber is the former Assistant Inspector General at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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.
In April 2017, the Panama Papers investigation was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
He is married to Julie Goodwin Weber, a tax, estates and trusts attorney, and has four children.
Thomas P. Mauriello
Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Thoms P. Mauriello is an Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. For 38 years he has managed the school’s crime laboratory and taught a crime laboratory course where students get an introduction to criminalistics.
Thomas graduated from George Washington University with his Masters in Forensic Sciences.
Before becoming a professor at the University of Maryland he worked for the Department of Defense (DoD), was a police officer, and was a criminal investigator. When he was working for the DoD he held multiple positions such as Special Agent; Chief of Police; Senior Polygraph Examiner; Director, Occupational Health, Environmental and Safety Services; Director, Interagency OPSEC Support Staff (IOSS); Deputy Director for Security Education, Training and Awareness; Congressional Staff Investigator for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; and Chief of Polygraph for the Associate Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence. He received the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Award, President’s Award, and the Donald B. Woodbridge Award.
Not only is he a professor, a retired member of the DoD, a criminal investigator, and a forensic sciences consultant but he is also a published author writing Criminal Investigation Handbook Strategy, Law and Science; and The Dollhouse Murders.
He stays active in his community by being a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, International Association for Identification, Maryland Polygraph Association, and the Operations Security (OPSEC) Professionals Society.
Thomas formed his forensic consultant company, ForensIQ, Inc., in 2011. ForensIQ, Inc. provides his clients with forensic investigation services; criminal case & evidence assessments; security & counterintelligence services; education, training, awareness and motivational public speaking presentations; and news media and film and TV production consultation.
This summer Thomas will work as the Crime Scene Recreation Expert for the Advanced Law and Trial Internship Summit Tier 2 where he will educate the students about crime scene recreation and its importance and assist them as they recreate their own crime scene.
Jeffry T. Frederick
Director of Jury Research Services Division at National Legal Research Group, Inc
Jeffery T. Frederick, Ph.D., attended North Carolina State University where he received his masters and Ph.D. in Social Psychology.
Jeffery is currently the director of Jury Research Services Division at National Legal Research Group, Inc. and has been focusing on juries, including jury selection and jury research, since 1975.
He has worked on hundreds of cases while also using his experience and research to write books and publications. He wrote Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, 3rd Edition (ABA Press 2011) and The Psychology of the American Jury (Michie Co. 1987). He also speaks at different programs for the American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association, and many others about his experience with juries and the research he has done.
This summer Jeffrey will work with students not only teaching them about the rules and practices for choosing jurors, but he will also work with students on a jury selection simulation and help them make a jury profile for their case.
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.
Of Counsel Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Daniel has deep knowledge of criminal, civil and internal investigations and can leverage that knowledge with the needs and reputation of his clients at the forefront. Daniel focuses his practice on white collar criminal matters, complex criminal and civil litigation, internal corporate investigations, implementation of compliance programs, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, domestic and international advisory matters, and internal corporate investigations. In the course of his career, he has handled investigations initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and local state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Prior to entering private practice, Daniel held several positions with the Department of Justice. At the DOJ, he was associate deputy attorney general in the executive office for national security and an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he was chief of the transnational and major crimes section and chief of the criminal division. In addition, he was assistant inspector general for investigations for the CIA, where he investigated allegations of fraud, waste and abuse involving CIA programs, personnel and resources. Before joining the DOJ, Daniel was a law professor at the University of Michigan School of Law and Antioch Law School.
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.
Outreach Manager for the Legislative Engagement team of the Government Relations Department
Alex Cerussi is Outreach Manager for the Legislative Engagement team of the Government Relations Department. Alex focuses on advocate engagement and relationship development through grassroots work. She joined the ASPCA in March of 2019. Prior to joining the ASPCA, Alex worked as an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she practiced consumer protection law as it related to animal agriculture and the environment. Following her graduation from law school, Alex worked for a law firm practicing commercial insurance litigation and as Field Organizer for a local political campaign. Alex currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee of the American Bar Association (ABA), Young Lawyer Representative of the Animal Law Committee, and as Program Chair of the Animal Law Committee. Alex earned her B.A. in Political Science and French from Elon University in 2013, and her law degree from Catholic University in 2017, where she focused her studies on animal welfare law and policy. Alex interned and clerked with a variety of animal welfare organizations, environmental non-for-profits, and federal agencies throughout law school. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her terrier mix, Piper.
Gerald R. Kunde II (Chip)
LI Board Chair & Ferrero-Senior Vice President, Government & Institutional Affairs
Kunde leads the development and execution of a comprehensive government and public affairs engagement strategy for Ferrero in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Kunde joined Ferrero from food service distribution company Sysco, where he served as v.p. of government relations since April 2015. In this role, Chip led government relations efforts to promote and protect Sysco’s public policy interests at the local, state, federal and international levels. Prior to Sysco, Kunde was senior v.p. of government relations at Darden Restaurants. In addition to his corporate experience, Chip has held leadership positions at several national and state trade associations, including the International Dairy Foods Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
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
A former National Bar Association“Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40”, Reginald A. McGahee became an Assistant Dean at Howard University School of Law at the age of 26. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions and is well known for his innovative ideas and dedication to helping shape the future of the law school.
A Georgia native, Dean McGahee graduated South Carolina State University (“SCSU”) with honors with dual degrees in English and Political Science. While at SCSU, he traveled the country to represent his undergrad, was selected to serve as a Washington DC Capitol Intern, served as the Student Director of the South Carolina Legislative Black and was selected as a fellow at the University of Virginia Ralph Bunche Summer Institute in the area of political science for his research in group utility heuristics in the African American Community.
In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean, Reginald is a former partner at Mincey, Battle and McGahee, LLP, where he negotiated contracts for professional athletes. Dean McGahee has spoken internationally in Brazil, Switzerland, Canada, France, London, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates and at over 100 events domestically. His areas of expertise range from law school admissions, diversity in the legal profession, student and professional success to the impact that education has on emerging communities in the 21st century.
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Advanced Law & Trial Summit Tier II
Advanced Law & Trial Summit Tier II
July 19th - August 2nd
Advanced Law & Trial
The Advanced Law and Trial Summit Tier II has changed my life. Both Tier I and II have given me the opportunity to go beyond the classroom and gain real-life experience. When I was able to return for Tier II, I was able to dive deeper into understanding both our country’s justice system and politics. This amazing opportunity has helped prepare me for college and a future career in law."
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
American University, Class of 2024
Advanced Law & Trial
By coming back to Leadership Initiatives this summer my passion for politics and communication has only prospered, I got to make even more amazing friends, and I was able to build a closer connection with my client. The Law Tier II program is one of the most unique opportunities that I've ever seen offered to students that are my age. Not only has this program opened doors for me, but it has built a strong foundation for my future."
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit II
The University of Florida, Class of 2024
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!"
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit
Attending Leadership Initiatives 2019 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Advanced Law & Trial
I struggled to write my personal statement when applying to UK colleges because they wanted justifications for why I wanted to study law. I went back to the mission of LI and instantly knew what to write about. I wrote about the overwhelming unequal distribution of justice, based on socioeconomic status. I credited LI in my essay for teaching me this lesson. In a seminar one night at my summit, I remember the intensity with which Marshall spoke to remind us interns of why we were there. We were making a difference, changing lives, and providing resources to those who would not normally have access to them."
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit
Kings College, Class of 2024
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 2020 our graduating seniors:
Received over $6.92 million dollars in scholarships for college.
Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.
87% 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.
Click on the links to your left and to the right below to learn more.
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.
College Probability Calculator
College Probability Calculator
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.
Handpicked by parents and industry experts for BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS
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 Connection. University Connection 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 2019 summer programs.
Advanced Law & Trial Summit
International Leadership & Business Internship Summit
Advanced Medical Neuroscience Program
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 38% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.
In 2020, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $6.92 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