As part of its diversity and inclusion initiative, Kelley Drye is partnering with Columbia Law School’s High School Law Institute (HSLI), providing financial support and other service opportunities to this pipeline program. Now in its eleventh year of operation, the HSLI annually hosts some 120 high school students from New York City area schools each Saturday during the academic year. The Institute offers classes in criminal law and constitutional law along with college readiness activities and other educational development programs, including moot court and mock trial teams. On Saturday, November 19th, Kelley Drye associate, Veronica Montalvo joined the HSLI for College Day, an opportunity for the high school students to be counseled on “all things college” and on January 28th, 2017, litigation senior associate, Ana Correa will serve as Guest Lecturer, addressing her work and responsibilities as a Kelley Drye lawyer. Additional service opportunities exist for any interested Kelley Drye attorney.
Columbia Law School’s High School Law Institute (HSLI) is a free program, run entirely by 1st year and other interested law students. A sister program exists at NYU School of Law.