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

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
  • W H E N
    • Early July: July 14 - July 26, 2019
    • Late July: July 28 - August 9, 2019
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,498 USD

Overview

The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and lawyers are on the front lines of defending this right. If you believe that every person deserves the opportunity to receive legal justice, then it is time to start refining your legal skills! 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.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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.

Real World Insights

During the program, students will meet with legal professionals to gain insight into their daily activities and learn more about their career journeys. 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.

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.

Faculty

Instructor - Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Curriculum Advisor - While instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum. This course was designed by Stuart Rennert, a partner at McKool Smith, P.C. in Washington, DC with more than twenty-five years of experience litigating and trying complex litigation cases. Previously, he helped lead the United States’ RICO case against major cigarette manufacturers, United States v. Phillip Morris, as a member of the United States Department of Justice. Professor Rennert is a graduate of Harvard Law School, has studied at the London School of Economics, and received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College.