SWEL Foundation

Support SWEL

How You Can Contribute

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Whether time, talents or dollars, SWEL understands the great responsibility in utilizing your investment to receive the greatest return.  By investing in SWEL, you will allow us to meet our mission of helping students make an informed decision when it comes to entering law school and the legal profession.  SWEL offers three main contribution avenues:

Monetary Donation
Your monetary donation to the SWEL program will help provide legal internships, law school visits, program materials and additional professional development opportunities for our students.  To make a monetary donation, please contact SWEL at 513.280.0905 or use the contact page.

Employment Site
SWEL summer interns receive exposure and experience comparable to that of first year law students who are vying for clerkships with notable law firms and corporations.  By serving as an employment site to a SWEL student you will affirm your commitment to recruiting and retaining quality talent for the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton legal communities. 
To participate as a SWEL employment site, visit the employment application section and complete your employment information.  A SWEL representative will contact you shortly after your application is submitted.  

SWEL could not be the successful organization it has become today without the volunteer Judges, attorneys and legal practitioners who contribute their time as members of our student selection committee, speakers on legal topics at weekly classes, panel members addressing the financial management involved in planning for law school, and more.  We are forever grateful to our volunteers and welcome any new volunteer to our SWEL family.  To volunteer, please contact us at 513.280.0905.


We appreciate the following legal community supporters who provided essential summer internships to gifted African American students in the legal community:


AK Steel Corporation
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Bricker & Eckler
Burg Simpson
Cincinnati Bar Association
Cintas Corporation
City of Cincinnati Solicitor's Office
City of Silverton
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Duke Energy Corporation
Faruki, Ireland & Cox
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Graydon Head
Common Pleas Court Judge Nadine Allen
Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Grant
Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory
Municipal Court Judge William Mallory

Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker

John M. Williams LLC Law Office

Keating Muething & Klekamp
Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Procter & Gamble Company
Second District Court of Appeals (Ohio)
Strauss Troy
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Thompson Hine LLP
Ulmer & Berne
U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Beckwith
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Bowman
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman
U.S. Senior District Court Judge Walter H. Rice

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.
Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP