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For the Leaders in Advocacy Institute, Georgetown University is partnering with the Close Up Foundation to provide experiential learning opportunities that will guide students through leadership in the 21st century. Close Up is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens. Since 1971, Close Up has partnered with schools and organizations across the country to inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Close Up program instructors will work directly with students in groups of 20–25 to facilitate discussions, lead simulations, and provide hands-on experiences throughout the week. All program instructors have college degrees, more than 120 hours of training in curriculum and methodology, and first aid and CPR training. To learn more about program instructors, visit the Close Up website.

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Andrea Mayer

Andrea Mayer is the Academic Director of the Law Institute and Capstone Director of the Leadership Institute.   Professor Mayer served as a trial attorney for the federal government for nine years, where she specialized in litigation related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, other laws prohibiting discrimination in federally assisted programs, and federal receiverships.  She has represented the federal government in numerous capacities, including Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, receivership counsel, and agency counsel, where she provided legal advice relating to employment law, fraud, venture capital and investment law, regulatory enforcement, and governmental privileges.  Previously, she served on the legal staff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Review Commission and the U.S.

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