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    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Summer Legal Academy – Civics, Democracy, and Law

    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Summer Legal Academy – Civics, Democracy, and Law

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Law, STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    Are you curious about civic engagement, law, or our democracy? becoming an activist, lawyer, or engaging on political and social issues? The goal of this week-long course is to enhance skill sets that are essential for students to progress successfully in academic and professional settings. Participants will experience interactive sessions focused on an exploration of governance, rights, and justice that will develop their communication, critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

    Example Activities

    • Develop professional content (e.g., elevator pitch, resume, etc.)
    • Discuss and read relatively short case opinions regarding topics impacting our democracy 
    • Hear from practitioners in government, law, politics, and public policy
    • Practice and understand the mechanics of litigation through mock trial and oral arguments
    • Tour the Chicago-Kent College of Law (including the courtrooms and library)
    • Tour local government institutions (e.g., City Hall/County Building, the Daley Center, and the Dirksen Federal Building)