The Penn Law Pre-College Academy is a rigorous academic program that gives high school students from around the world the opportunity to experience law school at a world-class university. This 3-week intensive academy provides a well-rounded introduction to the American legal system and how law is practiced in the United States, and also allows students to specialize in one of three specific fields of law: Business & Entrepreneurship Law, Human Rights & Legal Advocacy, or Sports & Entertainment Law.
Week One & Two: Students will spend the first two weeks of the academy taking an accelerated first-year law school curriculum, including such doctrinal legal subjects as contract, torts/liability, constitutional, and criminal law. Through the study of these doctrinal legal subjects, students will gain an understanding of the American legal system, develop legal reasoning skills, and experience the Socratic Method of dialogue with Penn Law professors. With that foundation in place, students will also hear lectures on the cutting-edge legal issues that are shaping America today from Penn Law’s fully tenured professors.
Week Three: (choose one specialized area of law)
Admissions to the Penn Law Pre-College Academy is selective and based on a record of academic achievement and leadership. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and admissions decisions are made by Penn Law. The specialized area of law for Week Three (Business & Entrepreneurship Law, Human Rights & Legal Advocacy, or Sports & Entertainment Law) is expected to be chosen upon applying for the program.
About Penn Law
A member of the Ivy League, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the oldest and most selective law schools in the world, with a history of innovation in education. Distinguished alumni include global political leaders, jurists, law professors, managing partners at top firms, and corporate counsel at Fortune 100 companies. With its beautiful and historic campus in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, Penn Law is the perfect setting for a pre-college law academy.Who Should Take This Course?This Academy is ideal for students who want to get a taste of what law school will be like. HighlightsStudents get to hone their communication, analytical, and leadership skills while developing a strong foundation for success in the pursuit of a career in law. Students will also visit court rooms and firms to experience the legal profession first-hand. DatesJun 30 - Jul 23: 3 Weeks | Jul 1 - Jul 22: 3 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939