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Course Description

The Law Academy

 

Through lectures, field trips, guest speakers and discussion sections, you will learn about and see firsthand how laws are adjudicated and administered. From corporate attorneys and prosecutors to politicians and a sitting Supreme Court justice, many of the nation's lawmakers, administrators and interpreters received their educations at Georgetown. Woven into the introduction to jurisprudence that students receive here is a thorough examination of the most vexing issues of our day and a look at how America's legal institutions change as popular values, standards and perspectives evolve. The program ends with a final project; a complete mock trial.

Core Topics Covered*

  • Punishment for minors vs. adults

  • Victim rights vs. prisoner rights

  • Arrests and sentencing

  • Personal and national security

  • The peer jury system

  • The appellate court system

 

Hands-on Experience*

  • Visit to the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Visit the U.S. Capitol

  • Visit the Newseum

  • Interact with legal policy professionals and faculty

  • See firsthand how laws are developed

  • Participate in a mock trial simulation

 

Sample Day*

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Legal Policymaking: How Washington Really Works

 

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Criminal Law: Prosecuting Juvenile Crime

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit to the U.S. Supreme Court

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Discussion Session

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Capstone: Mock Trial Preparation

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Student Activity Programming

Students are typically engaged in academic programming from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with free time and optional student activity programing until curfew. Students arrive and check-in on Sunday and depart on Saturday.  

*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.

 

 

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Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jun 16, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 22, 2019
Location
Section Notes

Sunday, June 16

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21

Students will be in class from 9 am - 9 pm.*

Saturday, June 22

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jun 16, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 22, 2019
Location
Section Notes

Sunday, June 16

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21

Students will be in class from 9 am - 9 pm.*

Saturday, June 22

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jul 28, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 29, 2019 to Aug 02, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 03, 2019
Location
Section Notes

Sunday, July 28th

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd

Students will be in class from 9 am - 9 pm.*

Saturday, August 3rd

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jul 28, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 29, 2019 to Aug 02, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 03, 2019
Location
Section Notes

Sunday, July 28th

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd

Students will be in class from 9 am - 9 pm.*

Saturday, August 3rd

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

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