2013 Legal Eagle Summer Camp – A Jump Start for Future Lawyers

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Legal Eagle Law Camp will take place June 24 – 28, 2013. The Law Camp is co-sponsored by Durham Public Schools Community Education Department and North Carolina Central University School of Law. It is open to rising 7th – 10th graders. The goal of the camp is to offer participants exposure to the field of law and will include:

• Guest lectures by professors, area attorneys and judges

• Information about legal careers and preparing for law school

• An introduction to legal research using NCCU law library

• A visit to the Durham courthouse

• Small group break-out sessions with law student counselors

• Legal activities and competitions

• Preparation for and participation in a mock trial.

 

Camp participants will meet each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp fee is $100 and is limited to the first thirty-six (36) participants who register. Scholarships are available on a limited basis. For those interested in receiving a scholarship, a personal letter of interest is required.

About the Staff:

Co-Directors for the Legal Eagle Law Camp are Page Potter, director of  NCCU Law School’s Pro Bono Program and NCCU Law third-year student, Alex Evans. Ms. Potter, a Duke Law School graduate and former practicing attorney in Durham, oversees NCCU’s Street Law program, which places law students in Durham Public Schools middle and high school classrooms to assist teachers in teaching about the law. Mr. Evans served as a counselor for both the 2012 Legal Eagle Law Camp and the I AM (Identity, Achievement, Matriculation) Summer Academy held at NCCU School of Law in 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University in 2010 and will receive his J.D. degree in May 2014. Students from the NCCU School of Law will serve as counselors and assist in running the day to day activities of the Law Camp.

For more information, call (919) 530-7166. For a copy of the Legal Eagle Law Camp brochure and registration form, please click here.