Lipscomb’s Law Camp provides unique opportunity
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 9:29 am
The Messenger 06.03.09
Sometimes the way teenagers argue, they seem to be born litigators. Lipscomb University is offering a unique opportunity this summer to harness those debating skills and put teens on the fast track to a successful career in law.
Law Camp 2009 will be held on Lipscomb’s Nashville campus June 14-19.
The week-long residency camp for 9th- through 12th-graders, one of only a few such residency camps in the nation, allows participants to explore sports and entertainment law, health care law, social justice issues, the court system and the legislative process all while taking into account and promoting diversity in the future legal workforce. They will see, hear, experience and practice all the aspects of the legal profession.
Participants will work with seasoned litigators in a lawyering-skills development workshop, including preparing a case for trial. On the final day of the camp, students will argue their case before one of Nashville’s finest lawyers.
Local attorneys will lead students in a critique of legal movies during the “Reel Fun” nights and days will include tours of a law firm, corrections facility, the state legislature and Nashville City Hall. Participants will tour a courthouse, observe a trial and have lunch with judges.
Guest speakers include local attorneys from Adams & Reese, LLP, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, and Bone McAllester Norton, PLC; lobbyists; the Mayor’s Office of Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County; Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; Davidson County Sheriff’s Department; and various corporate executives. The week will also include fun outings to see the Nashville Sounds, mini-golf and more.
Established by the Institute for Law, Justice & Society, this experiential law camp is like no other. The week will broaden participants’ understanding of today’s legal systems and provide a deeper exposure to contemporary social justice issues.
The cost of Lipscomb’s Law Camp 2009 is $500 per participant. Financial and merit-based scholarships have been made available by local firms in order to provide opportunities to all qualified students.
Registration deadline is Friday. The cost includes room and board, as well as all course materials. To register, contact the Institute for Law, Justice & Society at (615) 966-2500 or 1-800-333-4358, Ext. 2500; or register online at http://ljs.lip scomb.edu.