Getting an Early Start on Law School

Student Bar Association President Michael McGee (LAW ’20) got an early introduction to Chicago-Kent College of Law through the law school’s Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program, a rigorous three-week summer program designed to prepare students for law school and careers in the legal profession.

“After that summer, I knew this was a place I could truly grow as a law student and potential young attorney,” says McGee. After completing his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Hampton University, he did just that.

To strengthen his skills for future practice, he enrolled in Chicago-Kent’s J.D. Certificate Program in Labor and Employment Law.

“Being a part of this certificate program has provided me with a whole new support system, specifically in the faculty. They work tirelessly not just as professors but also as mentors to ensure that students in the certificate program go into legal practice fully prepared.”

As a law student, he has given back to the lawn school as a member of the Chicago-Kent Advocates, a group of students that work with the admissions office to help recruit future classes. Last year, McGee served as the organization’s treasurer and competed on the trial advocacy team.

To relax, he enjoys axe throwing.

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