2023 Online Summer Program

CLCT has developed a series of introductory law classes for high school and university students. This program gives students the opportunity to experience classes ​in the comfort of their homes using an interactive video conferencing platform. Classes last from 4 to a maximum of 14 hours and are designed for students who are keen to explore what studying law entails, and for those who have a passion for government studies.

Classes are aimed at high school and university students aged 14 & above. If you are younger, please feel free to contact us. We may be able to assist you.

Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System

JULY 11-14, 2023 – Session I  – Registration Closed

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) Tuesday, July 11
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Wednesday, July 12 – Friday, July 14

JULY 17-20, 2023 – Session II

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) Monday, July 17
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday, July 18–Thursday, July 20

“Intro to Law” discusses what law is, how it is made, and how it is changed. This highly interactive and thought-provoking class addresses how the American legal system really works. At its end, students will better understand how to read and interpret statutes and court opinions.

  • Emphasizes logical thinking, analysis, and writing;
  • Provides the tools necessary to understand what law is and how it is changed; and
  • Explains the interaction between legislature and courts; Includes the writing of a basic legal memorandum of law.

For 26 years, this program was the core of William & Mary Law School’s introductory week for new law students. It is especially valuable for those considering or planning to go to law school.

This class encompasses 14 hours of lecture and class discussion. Class preparation requires assigned readings and at the end of the program writing a basic legal memorandum.

Please only register for one session as they will cover the same information.

Introduction to Evidence

JULY 24–25, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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, which include lecture and class discussion.

Introduction to Torts

JULY 26–27, 2023 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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. This class, designed for high school and college students, will provide valuable skills for college and beyond.

This class will encompass 8.5 hours of instruction, which include lecture and class discussion.

Terms & Conditions/Cancellation Policy

The deadline to receive a full refund or annulment of obligation for a canceled class is 5 p.m. Eastern Time fourteen (14) business days prior to the event’s start date.  

Financial assistance is available to qualifying students. For additional information about the classes or financial assistance, please contact clct@wm.edu or 757-221-2494.

*Dates may be subject to change*

This content has been updated on July 11, 2023 at 10:53 am.