Fundamentals of Law: The American Legal System

Georgetown University

  • $1800

  • June 5 2016

  • New dates coming soon

  • 9th - 11th

  • No

Description

Fundamentals of Law: The American Legal System Session II: July 5 - August 8, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday л_ л_л_л_3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday - Friday This course combines theoretical analysis and hands on clinical explorations of the justice system. л_This course provides students with an in depth understanding of how courts and the legal system impact the negotiation of conflict and achieve resolution. Students that take Fundamentals of Law are more prepared for ethical and responsible citizenship as it pertains to the field of law. You will also become connected with others of different backgrounds and philosophies in the government, business and nonprofit sectors. You will grow even more energized about the democratic system. This course concludes with a trial simulation at the Georgetown University Law Center. The simulation takes students through the complete courtroom process from preparation to closing statements. Students who are interested in law and government may also be interested in a second course or program such as: Fundamentals of American Government Fundamentals of Economics Fundamentals of Foreign Policy International Relations Institute Law Institute Leadership Instituteл_ * Core topics and hands-on experience are subject to change. Faculty Biographies Jessica Gallagher, Academic Director л_л_л_Session II: 1:00pm-2:30pm Jessica Gallagher is currently a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the DC Street Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center.л_ At the Street Law Clinic, Jessica selects, trains, and directly supervises more than 30 J.D. and international LL.M students who teach law to high school students and community members throughout Washington, D.C. Jessica also designs high school curriculum, co-teaches a weekly legal seminar, and organizes one of the largest mock trial tournaments in the country.л_ Jessica earned her J.D. at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.л_ She was a student leader and project coordinator for the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, an independent, non-profit organization working to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. Jessica also clerked for the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center, now known as the Earthrise Law Center. In her third year Jessica participated in Lewis & Clark's Street Law program. She taught in traditional and non-traditional high schools. She graduated cum laude with a certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. She is a Cornelius Honor Society inductee and received the Natural Resources Law Institute Leadership Award.л_ Before working at the Street Law Clinic, Jessica continued to be active in high school classrooms and served as a volunteer Street Law teacher at her local Boys and Girls Club. Jessica graduated from Hendrix College with a B.A. in Chemistry. She spent her undergrad summers at Camp Illahee for Girls in Western North Carolina. She worked as a chemical analyst before returning to the mountains as an Assistant Director at Keystone Camp for Girls. Jessica helped to teach and develop leadership curricula at both camps. She has been involved in summer camping for 14 years. Efrain Marimon currently works in the D.C. Street Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center as a Clinical Teaching Fellow. At the Street Law Clinic, Efrain selects, trains, and directly supervises more than 30 J.D. and international LL.M students who teach law to high school students and community members throughout Washington, D.C. Efrain also designs high school curriculum, co-teaches a weekly legal seminar, and organizes one of the largest mock trial tournaments in the country. As one of the head administrators of the program, he coordinates school placements with high school officials, and regularly liaises with a variety of government agencies and area nonprofits in the greater Washington, D.C. community. Prior to working for the Street Law Clinic, Efrain clerked for the Miami-Dade School Board Attorney and the General Counsel for Florida_Сйs Department of Education. He earned his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (Nova), where he graduated with honors.л_ While attending law school, he participated in Nova_Сйs Street Law Program, worked as a teaching assistant for a legal writing seminar, and competed in the Earl Zehmer Trial Competition. Efrain graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. After graduation, he moved to Philadelphia where he served as a Teach for America corps member and earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent five years teaching middle school in Philadelphia and dedicated his summers to training new teachers_СУworking as a Curriculum Specialist for Teach for America_Сйs New Teacher Institute in Philadelphia. During his time as an educator, Efrain was awarded the _СТTop 100 Teachers_Сќ recognition by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and was presented a formal commendation by the School District of Philadelphia_Сйs Superintendent for _СТExemplary Community Leadership._Сќ

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Location

Washington, Alabama

Starts

June 5 2016

Financial AID

No

Grade Levels

9th / 10th / 11th

Last Updated on

February 25 2020

Opportunity Types

Summer Program


Important Dates

Start Date

June 5 2016

End Date

July 8 2016

Deadline Date

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Session

No multiple sessions
Categories

Humanities and Social Studies

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