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.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2020-2021 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.