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 16–June 22, 2019
July 28–August 3, 2019
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
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
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.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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