Law-Related Education

Due to high demand, we have expanded our High School and College Program, which is aimed at high school and college students wanting to learn more about the legal system. Below is the full list of courses offered in Summer 2018.

 

Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System

June 25-28, 2018 or July 9-12, 2018 ($330)

Available to high school age students, Intro to Law will explain what the law is, how it is made, and how judges can change the law. This interactive and thought provoking program will help students understand how the judicial branch interprets, creates, and modifies legal rules.

  • Emphasizes logical thinking and writing
  • Traces the sources of our laws
  • Introduces the separate function of lawmakers and courts
  • Uses primary and secondary sources
  • Addresses many Virginia SOL requirements for U.S.Government

This class will encompass 14 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtolaw2018

 

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & the Law

June 25-27, 2018 or July 9-11, 2018 ($190)

The world is changing. Artificial Intelligence is now in every home, from our phones to our smart speakers. As this field grows, so do the potential legal issues.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & the Law provides high school and college students a one-of-a-kind experience. This class introduces some of the key issues that society faces as technology advances. Students will explore the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, and the Internet of Things through real-life examples. Taught by international experts, this interactive class offers an introduction to cybersecurity, privacy law, civil and criminal liability, and the law of war through a combination of lectures and engaging discussion.

This class will encompass 7.5 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtoartificialintelligence2018

 

Introduction to Evidence

June 28-29, 2018 ($190)

An interactive study of the rules that govern the types of information that can be used in court. To be admissible in court, information – evidence – must logically prove or disprove a matter in issue and must comply with a wide range of restrictions based on reliability concerns and public policy. Topics include:

  • Hearsay
  • Best Evidence
  • Procedure
  • Relevance
  • Authentication

This class will encompass 8.5 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtoevidence2018

 

Introduction to Search & Seizure

July 12-13, 2018 ($190)

The course covers key aspects of how the Fourth Amendment governs law enforcement’s ability to search and seize. Topics will include:

  • The warrant and probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment
  • Exceptions including consent, border searches, emergency searches, stop and frisk, and searches incident to a lawful arrest

This class will encompass 8.5 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtosearchandseizure2018

 

Introduction to Torts

July 16-17, 2018 ($190)

Ever wonder why people sue? What negligence actually is? Wonder no more! Introduction to Torts will explain everything.

Perfect for students enjoying thinking outside the box, this course explores the basics of the American tort law system. This interactive class explains the foundational concepts of negligence and liability in a range of cases, from car crashes to defective products to medical malpractice. Students will explore the same issues and topics introduced in every first-year law school course on Torts. Our class will foster logical thinking, writing and research skills, and analytical capabilities by providing students an opportunity to read and study real cases. This class, designed for high school and college students, will provide them with valuable skills for college and beyond.

This class will encompass 8.5 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/intrototorts2018

 

The Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination & Interrogation

July 18, 2018 ($55)

You have the right to… what exactly?

Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination, & Interrogation explores the right against self-incrimination, its limits, and its future. In this foundational course, students will explore the constitutional and evidentiary limits to the government’s questioning of suspects. Additionally, the class will consider the history of the Fifth Amendment and its effectiveness in present-day society. The course will also dive into Miranda warnings-what they are and how they work. Students will receive relevant portions of Professor Lederer’s desktop-published text, Fundamental Criminal Procedure. This course is perfect for any high school or college student interested in a career as a lawyer or criminal investigator.

This class will encompass 4 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/thefifthamendment2018

 

Introduction to Negotiations

July 18-20, 2018 ($210)

Many successful people are excellent negotiators – what’s their secret?

Successful people negotiate throughout their career. Business people negotiate with banks, regulators, and competitors. Lawyers negotiate with clients, opponents, colleagues, and judges. They negotiate to win big or lose small. They negotiate to gain the support of their team and superiors, and to persuade clients or adversaries. Without negotiation, lawyers would not be able to solve problems.

High school and college students will use the principles they learn in our Introduction to Negotiations course no matter what career they pursue! This dynamic class takes students through the basic elements of negotiation and how these skills are put into practice. By using a mixture of lecture and interactive scenarios, students explore how to avoid common pitfalls and maximize success in both life and business. This class is unlike anything else available.

This class will encompass 9 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtonegotiations2018

 

Introduction to Arbitration

July 23-24, 2018 ($150)

Not all legal practice takes place in the courtroom. Arbitration is a quickly expanding legal field and future lawyers can get a head start on their careers this summer at William & Mary Law School.

Introduction to Arbitration is an intensive course aimed at high school and college students who are interested in pursuing legal careers. The course explores how commercial parties are more frequently resolving their disputes by way of arbitration rather than heading to the courtroom. Students learn the role and function of professional arbitrators and what challenges they face.  Students will also explore current and future opportunities for international arbitration.

This class will encompass 6 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtoarbitration2018

 

Introduction to European Union Law – THIS COURSE IS CLOSED

July 25, 2018 ($55)

A brief introduction to the basic concepts of European Law. Topics covered:

  • Since it is not a federal state, what is the EU?
  • Key institutions and their responsiblities
  • Brexit (the United Kingdom perspective withdrawal from the EU), and a short survey of its legal and political implications

This class will encompass 4 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtoeulaw2018

 

Introduction to International Law

July 26, 2018 ($55)

The course offers a brief introduction to the basic concepts of public and private international law. Topics include:

  • Key differences between international and national law
  • Public International Law:  key concepts and institutions (including the UN and the World Trade Organization)
  • How do you resolve legal issues between private parties who cross international boundaries:  ask Private International Law!

This class will encompass 4 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtointernationallaw2018

 

Introduction to Contract Law

July 30 – August 1, 2018 ($210)

Get a jump on the first year of law school with Introduction to Contracts!

Contracts are a fact of daily, commercial life – and first year law school! Open to high school and college students, this interactive, hands-on class introduces the basic concepts of contract law. Using a combination of critical thinking and analytical writing, students explore the parts of a binding contract, what happens when “things go wrong”, and how courts award damages. This unique class analyzes real-life contracts and their effects. During the final class, students will even have the opportunity to draft their very own contract.

This class will encompass 9 hours of instruction, lecture or seminar discussion.

To enroll, please go to: https://www.regonline.com/introtocontractlaw2018

 

For additional information, please contact us at clct@wm.edu or 757-221-2494.

This content has been updated on June 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm.