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Rising Attorneys Inclusive Summer Experience 2024

MISSION: To provide access and information to students interested in impacting their communities by using a law degree to promote social justice.

Rising Attorneys Inclusive Summer Experience


                       Thursday, May 30 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Friday, May 31 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Join UIC Law for a Rising Attorney Inclusive Summer Experience (R.A.I.S.E)– an exciting two-day immersive event where you will explore how to prepare for, apply to, and finance law school; what to expect during law school; and how you can use your JD degree to improve yourself, your community, and society. Rising attorneys will get to:

  • Participate in a mock trial
  • Attend mock law classes taught by UIC Law faculty
  • Network with current and former students

Upon completion of the R.A.I.S.E program, qualified participants will receive a certificate of completion. Students must attend all sessions to receive their certificate.

Rising Attorneys Inclusive Summer Experience


  • Continuing UIC undergrad students in any college or major
    (Unfortunately, students graduating spring or summer 2024 are not eligible.)
  • Priority will be given to higher class level students
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Preference will be given to first generation college students
  • All spots for RAISE 2024 have been filled, but if you would like to be put on a waitlist, please email Dean Green at


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A Glimpse At What's to Come Heading link

Law class
Mock Class: Trademark Law
This mock Trademark Law class will explore the historical development of trademark law, trademark rights, trademark registration, infringement, special defenses, and unfair competition law.
Mock Trial
Mock Trial
We’ll see you in court! In this session, students will be divided into groups, given assignments, and undergo a series of simulation trainings with real life judges as they prepare to defend cases in a mock trial. Guest judges to be announced!
Law class
Mock Class: Restorative Justice
Is there a different, better way to address the impact of crime on individuals? Professor Michael Seng, renowned expert in this area, will lead a class that asks students to consider the ways that restorative justice can help heal and rehabilitate and advance community needs.
Law School Presentations
Take part in a series of presentations with topics such as: how to get into law school, funding your law school education, and how to succeed in law school.

Detailed Agenda coming soon!

Event Recap View R.A.I.S.E 2023

Getting to UIC Law Heading link

R.A.I.S.E will take place at UIC Law (300 South State Street Chicago, IL 60604). There are a variety of ways to get to the law school by car, public transportation, or by an alternative method. Useful apps for navigating public transit in the Chicago area include Transit Stop, Ventra, and Embark Metra. UIC Law has also negotiated discounted parking at two area garages, though you may also find good parking deals on websites such as Spot Hero. Take a look at the options below to determine which method works best for you.