Experience the thrill of the courtroom, the exciting life of a lawyer, and what it takes to get into the law school of your dreams! We’ll explore various aspects of law from criminal to civil and everything in between. When we're done, you'll know how to approach a case, question witnesses, and perform persuasive closing arguments. We plan to visit the local courthouse, hear from practicing lawyers, and visit the UGA Law School. Students will also hone their critical thinking and public speaking skills. On the final day of camp, the mock trials will be open for family and friends to attend, and we will post clips of the trial online for later viewing.
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Friday, June 9, 2017
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If these dates don't fit your schedule try Legal: Session B
Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $360
Overnight Camp - $830
The Legal camp is designed for students interested in legal studies and does not require any foundation in mock trial or the law. All are encouraged to attend.
Shannon Shipley Hinson joined Georgia Law in the fall of 2014 as the school’s associate director of admissions. Prior to joining Georgia Law, Hinson served as a litigator in Atlanta for over eight years. Hinson has been in the courtroom on numerous occasions, representing clients in dozens of trials. She was named a Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2014 and also in 2015 in recognition of her work during her last year in private practice. Hinson graduated summa cum laude from UGA in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in art history. She graduated in 2006 from Georgia Law where she served as the executive chair of the Moot Court Board, co-chair of the Legacy Committee and as a pupil of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court. She later served a two-year term as a barrister with the inn after entering private practice. This is her first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.
A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.