Program Highlights

  • Take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that New Haven has to offer
  • Assume the role of trial attorney as you try a challenging case by researching evidence, preparing and crafting arguments, and preparing and examining witnesses
  • Present your case in a real courtroom
  • Connect with a real world lawyer and lecturer at Yale Law School

Program Highlights

  • Take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that New Haven has to offer
  • Assume the role of trial attorney as you try a challenging case by researching evidence, preparing and crafting arguments, and preparing and examining witnesses
  • Present your case in a real courtroom
  • Connect with a real world lawyer and lecturer at Yale Law School
  • W H E N
    • Late June: June 23-July 5, 2019
    • Early July: July 7-July 19, 2019
    • Late July: July 21-August 2, 2019

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.

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

Get a better understanding of the academic preparation needed to become a lawyer, as well as a taste for the work of a real world trial lawyer. Students will engage in a series of personality assessments, interest inventories, and reflection sessions to learn more about who they are and how that aligns with potential academic and career 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.