Trial Law at Georgetown

Get an in-depth look into the legal profession and parts of the judicial system

Summer Springboard program located on the campus of Georgetown University

Program Highlights

Explore all roles of a challenging case acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, witnesses, jurors, or judge
Develop your legal skills by researching evidence, crafting arguments, and preparing and examining witnesses
Experience a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful from seasoned lawyers or legal scholars
Gain insight into the wide range of career options in the legal field
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Tuition:

Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Dates:

Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021

Location:

Georgetown neighborhood
Washington, DC

Testimonials

  • I learned a lot about law. Through this course, I have gained a lot of knowledge that has helped me understand the world better.

    Alexander P.

Course Overview

This program introduces students to vital techniques that are used by trial lawyers throughout the United States. Real world experts will share their knowledge about Trial Law and students will hear the inside scoop on law school and the admissions process.

Excursions at Georgetown – students will visit the United States Supreme Court. This will be a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and get exposure to a “day in the life” of legal and judicial experts.

Meet your instructor

Jack McMahon headshot

Jack McMahon, JD, MA

Trial Law Rhode Island Assistant Attorney General

Jack McMahon is an attorney and legal advisor with over 30 years of experience.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


Master courtroom processes as you defend a challenging case from start to finish. Research the evidence, craft and deliver your opening statement, prepare and cross-examine witnesses, craft your arguments, and have a strong closing statement to impress and win over the judge and jury.

supreme court bar

Career Exploration


We will discuss the wide variety of professions within the field of law, such as lawyer, paralegal, mediator, litigator, judge and more. You'll get a deeper sense of your unique motivations and aptitudes and how that aligns with potential academic and career choices. This helps students make better informed decisions about some of life’s most important choices.

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