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  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $7,999 $7,749 Pre-College Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $5,999 $5,749 Day Student
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Open to students completing grades 10, 11 & 12.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals Sunday, no meals Saturday), recreation access (16 years of age or older only), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (Available for $75 each way), class materials, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

UPenn Law Academy - Curricula & Courses

The Penn Law Pre-College Academy

The Penn Law Pre-College Academy is a rigorous academic program that gives high school students the opportunity to experience law school at a world-class university. During this 3 week intensive Academy, learn what it means to be a lawyer while gaining a better understanding of the role of laws in modern society.

Taught and sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School, classes mirror those taken by first year law students. Develop legal reasoning skills, review case briefings, and unravel constitutional, criminal, and contract law. Receive coaching and constructive feedback on writing assignments and oral argument skills. Debate constitutional issues currently being considered by the Supreme Court, such as the Second Amendment, Campaign Finance, Affirmative Action, Marriage Equality, and Immigration Reform.

The goal of this Academy is to help you:

  • Develop communication, analytical, and leadership skills.
  • Learn how to craft a persuasive argument.
  • Gain insight into how law is practiced in the real world.

Whether you hope to pursue a career in law, business, or government, Penn Law Pre-College Academy provides a strong foundation for success.

Hands-on legal learning

Participate in workshops and panels

  • Engage in Socratic dialogue to shed light on the American legal system
  • Work in teams and experience what it feels like to be a lawyer during our Moot Court Competition
  • Speak with judges, lobbyists, prosecutors, public defenders, and other legal experts
  • Attend lectures from outstanding Penn Law instructors and legal professionals
  • Engage with the experts during our “What to expect in College and Law School” panel

Visit legal institutions and museums

  • Explore the birthplace of American democracy at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center and Independence National Historical Park
  • Spend the day in Washington, D.C. and tour the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court 
  • Visit trial and appellate courts, corporate law firms, legal institutions, and national monuments

You will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from the University of Pennsylvania Law School at the end of the program.

Admission 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.