LSBA Suit Up for the Future High School Internship Application

The 2020 Suit Up session will be held
June 15 - 26, 2020; and July 6 - 10, 2020 

All applicants will be notified by Monday, May 18, 2020 regarding the status of their application.

For more information about the Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Welcome to the Suit Up online application process!

Program structure:

Suit Up for the Future is a three-week legal institute, during which students attend an abridged law school session, field trips to law schools and courts, and an internship consisting of shadowing at area law offices and courts.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to the Louisiana Bar Center as well as to employer shadowing locations. They are also responsible for any housing needed during the time of the program. The program covers meals and transportation to and from the various field trips.

Estimated Housing Costs:
If you are located outside of the Greater New Orleans area housing options are available at Loyola University New Orleans. To be eligible, students must be accompanied by a chaperone. The accommodations will be a room double at the Buddig Residence Hall. 
Week 1 (June 15 – 19) - $360
Week 2 (June 22 – 26) - $420
Week 3 (July 6 – 10) - $300
The estimated housing cost for three-weeks is $1,080 and approximately $60 per day. Please contact Chris Rice at for more information. 

Students should have an interest in pursuing a legal career and should be entering the 11th or 12th Grade in the Fall of 2020 or entering their first year of college in the Fall of 2020. Students must commit to attend all three weeks of the program. Students that have applied previously and were not accepted are encouraged to apply again.
Selection Criteria:
All applications must be completed through this online application process. Each completed application must include:
  • a recent report card/progress report from the school the student is attending;
  • a letter of recommendation.
These documents must be submitted by the application deadline.

Additional Application Information:
Once you begin the online application, you must complete it in full. You may not save it and return to it. If you are not prepared to complete all of the above parts right now, simply come back to this link when you are ready. Upon completing the application, you will be able to view and print the submitted information.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) denotes that a response is mandatory to move forward with completion of the application. If you do not have a response for an area of the application, please indicate n/a (not applicable) and move on to the next field. 

In addition to completing basic information about yourself, your family and your school, you will also be requested to:
  • submit the name of the individual who will write a letter of recommendation for you in this online application; and
  • submit a 500-word (or less) essay.

Essay Question:
"What is the importance of the American legal system and the role it plays in developing and maintaining our society?"

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600