Course 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

Course 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
    • Late July: July 26–August 7, 2020
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,798 USD

Overview

This program introduces students to vital techniques that are used by trial lawyers throughout the United States. 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.

Excursions may include a visit to the courthouse. The Superior Court in San Diego County is part of the California trial court system, which is the largest of its kind in the world with 58 trial courts throughout the state (one in each county). San Diego is the second largest court system in the state.

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.

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.

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.