1. MassMutual Program Introduces Students to Law Careers

    MassMutual Program Introduces Students to Law Careers

    Nia Major used to get really nervous when she met someone new and had to talk with them.  But after completing a week-long Summer Legal Institute session (SLI) at MassMutual last month, the 15-year-old from Sabis International Charter School in Springfield gained so much confidence that she was named a grand-prize winner in an oral-argument competition, where she played the role of a lawyer in a mock case that involved name-calling and cyberbullying.

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    1. I believe this program adds value to the community because it provides opportunities for young adults to see the benefits of going to college as well as the benefits of pursuing a career in the legal profession.
    2. We showed them this is the kind of thing lawyers do on a day-to-day basis, that they need to understand the law and how it applies to world situations.
    3. The idea is for the legal community to work together to form a pipeline of diverse candidates who are underrepresented in the legal profession.
    4. The program made me realize that I needed to become a good speaker so I can get across what I want to say.
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