Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Sponsors Columbia Summer Law Institute

May 8, 2008

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that it will partner with Legal Outreach to sponsor their Columbia Summer Law Institute. Legal Outreach is a nonprofit organization that prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.

Legal Outreach works in conjunction with Columbia Law School to provide an intensive, five-week, full day Criminal Justice program for 32 select junior high school students at Columbia Law School. Students are introduced and exposed to: legal analysis through an exploration of topics contained within Legal Outreach’s Criminal Justice Curriculum; guest speakers representing a variety of careers within the legal profession; legal institutions including courts, law firms, and law agencies; and the litigation process through the implementation of a mock-trial competition. Patterson Belknap shares in Legal Outreach’s commitment to the youth of New York City and is excited to participate in the Summer Law Institute.