From corporate attorneys and prosecutors to politicians and a sitting Supreme Court justice, many of the nation's lawmakers, administrators, and interpreters received their education at Georgetown. As a student in the Law Academy, you’ll follow in the footsteps of these distinguished legal professionals. Through lectures, field trips, guest speakers, and discussion sections, our program offers not only an introduction to jurisprudence, but also a firsthand look at how laws are adjudicated and administered. You’ll examine the most vexing issues of our day and explore how America's legal institutions change as popular values, standards, and perspectives evolve. At the end of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to put your skills to practice and take part in a complete mock trial.
The Law Academy is offered during the following dates:
June 21–June 27, 2020
July 26–August 1, 2020
How You'll Benefit
Visit 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
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Law Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
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
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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