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.
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.
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 the San Francisco Superior Courthouse.
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.
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.
Jack McMahon, J.D., M.A.
Jack McMahon is an attorney and legal advisor with over 30 years of experience. During his time as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Rhode Island, John resolved thousands of criminal cases through negotiation or trial. His accomplishments include writing the grant request that would become the model for the present day State's Unit Violent Juvenile Offender Unit. In addition, John has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense as an Overseas Litigation Attorney Advisor. He has taught law at Roger Williams University and obtained his both his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts in History from Fordham College.