Trial Law at UC Berkeley
Get an in-depth look into the legal profession and parts of the judicial system
Located on the campus of UC Berkeley
Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021
University of California at Berkeley
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.
Excursions at UC Berkeley – students will visit the San Francisco Superior Courthouse. 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.
Topics you'll explore
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.