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Pre-Law Summer Academy for High School Students

Pre-Law Summer Academy: Environmental Law and Native American & Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Compete in a mock trial experience this summer and connect with NJ Law Schools!

This year’s Pre-Law Summer Academy is a rigorous and immersive program for rising juniors, seniors, and graduating high school seniors to learn about the legal process, trial preparation, and issues related to environmental law contamination and Native American and Indigenous Peoples’ Religious and Land Rights. With a mock trial experience as the primary focus, participants will work in teams of four to draft arguments, witness statements, and develop their case strategy with the assistance of professors, law students, and attorneys for the first seven days. Participants will connect the case material with local and global issues by visiting the Lenni Lenape Munsee Three Sisters Farm in northern NJ and reporting on recent events. The last three days of the program are reserved for teams to deliver their arguments in front of mock trial judges followed by visits to the U.S. District Courthouse as well as Rutgers University Law School and Seton Hall University Law School.

Program Dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 and Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21

Cost to participate: $1,850

Costs include:

  • On-campus dining (Breakfast and Lunch, Mon.-Fri.)
  • 10-day pass to Montclair State’s Recreation Center and Pool
  • Case materials for Mock Trial
  • Transportation and meals for field trips
  • Coaching from attorneys and law students
  • Trips to NJ law schools, and more!

Join us for a virtual information session about the Pre-Law Summer Academy: