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 June: June 21-July 3, 2020
    • Early July: July 5-July 17, 2020
    • Late July: July 19-July 31, 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. Real world experts will share their knowledge about Trial Law and students will hear the inside scoop on law school and the admissions process.

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 include the New Haven Superior Courthouse.

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.

Instructor

George Muksian, J.D., Ed.M., M.A.

George Muksian combines a lifetime of courtroom experience with teaching experience at some of the nation's top universities. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer and prosecutor for many years, as well as having tried many cases in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts trial courts. George has also been a law lecturer at Tufts University, Johnson & Wales University and other universities. He holds degrees from Harvard University (Ed.M), Suffolk University (J.D.), Wesleyan University (M.A.), and Providence College (B.A.).

Note: Summer Springboard – Session 1-3 – 2020 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.