The University of Akron School of Law serves as one of the sites for the statewide Law and Leadership Institute. The Law and Leadership Institute is a pipeline program designed to increase diversity in law school and in the legal profession. The program seeks students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend urban underserved schools. The students enroll as rising ninth graders and continue in the program until they graduate from high school. The students attend a summer program and an academic year program. For more information about the program, you may visit the Law and Leadership Institute website http://www.lawandleadership.org/.