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Spend 10 days in the San Francisco Bay Area and explore a career in law. Join other high school students from around the country for this opportunity to learn from and interact with subject-matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience, and help you realize the power of your potential.

Summer Programs for High School Students in collaboration with Stanford University
Law and Trial Program Participant

About Intensive Law & Trial

Welcome to Your Future as an Attorney

Join other motivated high school students to get one step closer to a possible future career as a legal professional.

Intensive Law & Trial allows you to immerse yourself in the theory and practice of law and to develop a roadmap for becoming a lawyer. At this 10-day program, you’ll be exposed to the practice of law, legal rhetoric, and ethics from preeminent legal professionals, including Stanford Law School professors. You’ll also develop and practice essential legal skills, such as making impactful opening statements and closing arguments, preparing cases, and readying witnesses for cross-examination.

In a simulation endorsed by the American Mock Trial Association, you will prepare for a court case, just as any attorney does—you’ll practice the art of creating effective oral arguments, directly examine and cross-examine witnesses, gain an understanding of evidence and its integrity, and learn how to manage a courtroom. Powerful skills workshops will help you develop your own personal mission statement to set and attain your future academic and career goals.

Intensive Law & Trial can help you better understand what you might want to study in college and which schools make the most sense for you. Intensive Law & Trial can also help you to hone your leadership abilities to be more effective in college, career, and life.

Please note: We are currently evaluating all aspects of Intensive Law & Trial and may make changes to the curriculum to ensure the program meets the most up-to-date health and safety standards.

2022 Dates & Tuition

Palo Alto, CA Stanford University June 18-27 | June 29-July 8 | July 10-19 | July 21-30 Mason College Credit $3,995
Tuition includes room & board, site visits & transportation during the program, lectures, simulations, curriculum & materials, and faculty & staff.

Program Highlights

Students participate in a mock trial simulation at Intensive Law & Trial
Interactive Curriculum
Endorsed by the American Mock Trial Association, the exciting Intensive Law & Trial curriculum will give you critical insights into the legal profession, including real-world simulations and professional workshops. 
A speaker at Intensive Law & Trial addresses the group
Hear from the Experts
Intensive Law & Trial features lectures given by distinguished Stanford Law School professors, as well as presentations by legal professionals from around the country. 
A program advisor acts as judge during Intensive Law & Trial's mock trial simulation
Mock Trial Simulation
Your experience culminates at the San Francisco Superior Court where you will argue a case from start to finish. Here you’ll put into action the knowledge you’ve learned throughout the program such as delivering opening and closing arguments, rules of evidence, objections, legal ethics, witness preparation, and more.
See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during your time at Intensive Law & Trial
Explore San Francisco
After days full of learning and practice, you'll also get the chance to explore the vibrant culture of The City by the Bay, visiting such attractions as Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and Ghirardelli Square.

PLEASE NOTE: This cultural excursion is not affiliated with Stanford Law School in any way.


Tuition Tuition for Intensive Law & Trial covers most of the expenses incurred during the program. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE


Scholarships Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic leadership, achievements, and other factors. LEARN MORE



Let us show you how other students use fundraising to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Make fundraising part of your personal success story. LEARN MORE

 Payment Plan

Payment Plan

You may pay in full today or choose to use one of our payment options.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2021-2022 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.

Intensive Law & Trial FAQs

  • Is Intensive Law & Trial for me?

    This summer law program is for you if you are a high school student interested in preparing for an exciting career as a lawyer. Intensive Law & Trial could be your springboard to success in college and in a future career in law.

    To attend Intensive Law & Trial, you must be in grades 9-12 during the 2021-2022 school year. Most of our students are either nominated by educators or selected through our academic partnerships; however, we do accept a limited number of students through our competitive application process. If you have not been nominated or selected but are interested in taking advantage of the life-changing opportunities that the program provides, we encourage you to submit an application today.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Your tuition for Intensive Law & Trial includes housing, on-site meals, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Certificate of Completion and local transportation during the program.

    Transportation to and from the program is NOT included in tuition; however, shuttle service is provided from designated airports to the program location for a fee of $40 each way. While attending the program, you will only need money for off-site meals, souvenirs, snacks and other incidentals.

  • How will I be supervised?

    Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You will be closely supervised by professionally trained staff, including advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel and a program lead.

    For over 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:

    • Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival, and providing shuttle service directly to the program site as well as providing shuttle service back to the airport on departure day*
    • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 10 to 1
    • Providing same-sex rooms and same-sex floors
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms
    • Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night
    • Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices

    *There is a nonrefundable $80 fee for round-trip shuttle service or a $40 fee for one-way shuttle service.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2022 Intensive Law & Trial program, you will reside on the campus of Stanford University.

  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two, three, or four students. You will have your own bed. In some cases, there may be the use of single rooms.

  • Can my parents attend the program?

    No. Your parents or guardians are not allowed to accompany you during the program. Gaining independence, including experiencing new things on your own, is an essential part of your growth during the program. However, it is perfectly fine for your family to travel with you to the program location and stay in the area while you are attending the program.

  • Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from your home and the program location. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled.

  • I am a student requiring specific accommodations. Can I still attend?

    Yes, we encourage you to enroll. Envision by WorldStrides believes in working with families to accommodate student needs and encourages the participation of students who feel prepared to meet the academic, social, physical, and emotional demands of the program environment. We may be able to provide appropriate auxiliary staff and services to assist students as needed if notified in advance. We encourage families, guardians, legal representatives, or educators to contact the Office of Admissions for more information and to discuss particular accommodations before applying for enrollment in the program.

  • What are the pre-program assignments?

    The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. To aid in this assessment, you must complete the PAIRIN scholar survey and the Feedback for Understanding Emerging Leaders (FUEL) assignment.

    Envision has partnered with PAIRIN to help students understand their strengths, develop soft skills, measure soft skill growth and explore different career paths. PAIRIN utilizes a simple process to create lasting impact: measure 102 soft skills through a survey, map the soft skills attributes to the relevant context (career readiness or a specific career path), and then develop soft skills through curriculum and coaching tips. Students should complete PAIRIN prior to arrival at the program and bring their Readiness Report with them.

    The FUEL assignment will be available on your personal web page after you enroll. It simply requires that you choose five mentors – teachers, coaches, youth group leaders or other trusted adults – to complete a short survey about your leadership strengths. You also will complete a short self-assessment as part of the FUEL assignment.


  • Can special dietary needs be met?

    We make every effort to meet the dietary needs of all our students, provided the request is submitted prior to the start of the conference. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.

Have more questions? Check out the Envision FAQs.