Hollinsummer: Spirit of the Law – Social Justice PreCollege Program

    Hollinsummer: Spirit of the Law – Social Justice PreCollege Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Girls Only
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Courses, College Experience, Law, Social Justice
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
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    Our Hollinsummer Social Justice Seminar will deepen your knowledge of community issues and encourage you in ways to bring about change within your community. You will walk away from this experience more confident in your abilities as a community leader and advocate, all while earning college credit.

    In this exciting summer course, high school students will engage in an immersive experience in the foundations and practice of law and American government at Hollins University.

    In addition to learning the fundamentals of the U.S. judiciary in action (state and federal systems, trial and appellate courts, criminal and civil cases, and the impactful people who shape them), students will strengthen the same basic skills that lawyers, advocates, judges, and law clerks use in court.

    We will also observe current practitioners at work; unpack representations of criminal and civil law in movies and television; and hold mock oral arguments, negotiations, and trial simulations.


    8 – 9 am: Breakfast

    9 – 10:30 am:  Judicial Branch Fundamentals

    10:30 – 11:30 am: Writing to Persuade the Court Workshop

    11:30 am – 1 pm: Lunch and break

    1 – 2 pm: Five to Four: Historic and Contemporary Close Call Supreme Court Cases

    2 – 3 pm: Oyez Oral Argument Workshop

    3 – 5 pm: Guest practitioners, court observation, or moot court simulation

    5:30 – 6:30 pm: Dinner

    7-10 pm:  Changemakers’ movie evenings: film and television that take our legal learning from school to screen

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