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Decide The Fate of A Real Court Case
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Lessons Taught By Elite Law Professors, Top Prosecutors, And Skilled Legal Consultants
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Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Legal Cases Of National Importance and Jury Selection
The Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II is a first-of-its-kind program that allows motivated high school students to intern with a top law firm, work with current and former FBI agents, participate in jury selection and intern on a real court case.
For the first time ever, student interns will work with government investigators on a real case, recreate the crime scene with a leading crime scene recreation specialist, develop jury selection plans with the nation's top Jury selection experts, and become advocates for their clients on Capitol Hill meeting directly with Senators and Congressmen.
Additionally, students will present one key aspect of the case to the legal team to assist with the strategy that will be used in filing the cases in the Fall of 2021.
These cases contain highly confidential information and will require non-disclosure agreements and background checks from students and parents.
Throughout the internship, students will connect with top law professors and leading attorneys about the cases, sift through legal documents, review evidence, and help prepare the case for trial.
On the final day, students conduct witness preparation with the client by conducting a cross-examination with a retired federal judge, and the legal team to assist with the client's final preparation to testify in court.
Rising Freshman To Graduating Seniors
July 18th, 2021 - July 31st, 2021
12:00 to 5:00 pm EST
THE ONLY ONLINE SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
Students will intern for a real law firm in Washington, D.C., and work with their legal team on a day-to-day-basis.
Interns will meet online with clients, review case documents, and help prepare their client’s case. Students will experience the legal profession working on actual court cases and preview what a future in the field of law holds for them.
Students will work directly with a witness expert to properly explain information regarding the client to a jury.
Student interns with work with an expert witness to provide expert/technical analysis and opinion on an issue(s), based on the information provided by the client, court documents and how the case is proceeding.
Interns will develop recommendations for trial strategy based on empirical research that is completed with the help of a trial consultant.
Students will work with trial consultants to create an effective jury selection strategy for trial. Interns will provide to the client with the most effective jury selection questions permitted for this case.
Students will work with Congressional officials from Capitol Hill to advocate for enforcement of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act of 2016
In addition, students will work directly with top Georgetown Law professors to understand why this law was created, what efforts are being made to enforce it and assist students in reviewing evidence that can be used at trial.
Create A Jury Selection Profile With A Leading Jury Consultant
Work With Legal Experts
Collaborate With Legal Scholars and Activists
Students will work with legal scholars and leaders from Georgetown University Law School, the FBI, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and specialized legal experts.
Students will work directly with leading forensic accountants to understand how foreign banks assisted ISIS terrorists, along with data collection and surveillance experts to ensure each aspect of the crime is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Students will create a jury selection portfolio working with a jury consultant for their case. Students will create a survey of the community where the trial is taking place to understand the background characteristics of the jury pool such as race, sex, marital status, age, income, and careers.
Students will create specific questions based on their case. Questions will be designed to discover the beliefs and attitudes likely associated with a favorable or unfavorable verdict for their client. Students will then create a jury selection profile that will be used when the case goes to trial.
Work With Jury Selection Experts
Create A Jury Selection Profile With Experts
Finalize A Jury Selection Plan With A Law Firm
Students will work directly with jury consultant experts to gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals and organizations to the clients.
Through their work with the jury consultant experts, interns were able to develop a jury selection profile. Interns were asked to develop the ideal jury for their client and explain why their choices would be the most beneficial for their case.
Interns gained a deeper understanding of the US legal trial system and the job of a jury consultant. Interns also learned about the impact a jury will have on a client and the impact the client has on the jury.
Lawmaker Partnerships & Advocacy
Work With Lawmakers
& The National Press
National News Media Outreach
Students will speak to reporters from national news outlets to showcase their client's cases and work to gain national attention to the issues faced by their clients.
Students will work with a media prep team to create press releases and conduct practice interview sessions before meeting with reporters.
Interns will work with Senators and Congresspeople to advocate for their clients and to better enforce the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Students will meet directly with top lobbyists to understand how to persuade congressional officials to publicly support their clients.
Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions
Collaborate With Top Legal Minds
Thomas P. Mauriello
Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Thoms P. Mauriello is an Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. For 38 years he has managed the school’s crime laboratory and taught a crime laboratory course where students get an introduction to criminalistics.
Thomas graduated from George Washington University with his Masters in Forensic Sciences.
Before becoming a professor at the University of Maryland he worked for the Department of Defense (DoD), was a police officer, and was a criminal investigator. When he was working for the DoD he held multiple positions such as Special Agent; Chief of Police; Senior Polygraph Examiner; Director, Occupational Health, Environmental and Safety Services; Director, Interagency OPSEC Support Staff (IOSS); Deputy Director for Security Education, Training and Awareness; Congressional Staff Investigator for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; and Chief of Polygraph for the Associate Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence. He received the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Award, President’s Award, and the Donald B. Woodbridge Award.
Not only is he a professor, a retired member of the DoD, a criminal investigator, and a forensic sciences consultant but he is also a published author writing Criminal Investigation Handbook Strategy, Law and Science; and The Dollhouse Murders.
He stays active in his community by being a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, International Association for Identification, Maryland Polygraph Association, and the Operations Security (OPSEC) Professionals Society.
Thomas formed his forensic consultant company, ForensIQ, Inc., in 2011. ForensIQ, Inc. provides his clients with forensic investigation services; criminal case & evidence assessments; security & counterintelligence services; education, training, awareness and motivational public speaking presentations; and news media and film and TV production consultation.
This summer Thomas will work as the Crime Scene Recreation Expert for the Advanced Law and Trial Internship Summit Tier 2 where he will educate the students about crime scene recreation and its importance and assist them as they recreate their own crime scene.
Jeffrey T. Frederick
Director of Jury Research Services Division at National Legal Research Group, Inc
Jeffrey T. Frederick, Ph.D., attended North Carolina State University where he received his masters and Ph.D. in Social Psychology.
Jeffrey is currently the director of Jury Research Services Division at National Legal Research Group, Inc. and has been focusing on juries, including jury selection and jury research, since 1975.
He has worked on hundreds of cases while also using his experience and research to write books and publications. He wrote Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, 3rd Edition (ABA Press 2011) and The Psychology of the American Jury (Michie Co. 1987). He also speaks at different programs for the American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association, and many others about his experience with juries and the research he has done.
This summer Jeffrey will work with students not only teaching them about the rules and practices for choosing jurors, but he will also work with students on a jury selection simulation and help them make a jury profile for their case.
Georgetown University Professor
Professor Michael J. Cedrone teaches legal writing at Georgetown Law School. His courses involve simulations that challenge students to do the work of lawyers in the classroom, where they can study what to do, practice doing it, and reflect on how it went. In his legal writing class, students research the law to explore answers to difficult legal questions, and they create arguments to persuade courts to rule in their client's favor. In his Week One simulation class, students investigate corporate wrongdoing by interviewing a witness and reporting to the General Counsel of their corporate client (a role played by many of Georgetown’s most prominent alums). Finally, he teaches the Intro to United States Legal Systems course in Georgetown’s LLM program.
Professor Cedrone joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 2008 following a federal District Court clerkship and four years of practice at the Boston firm Peabody & Arnold, LLP. From 2005-07, he taught legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law and served as pro bono counsel for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners, grading Massachusetts Bar Exam and representing the Board at a character and fitness hearing for an applicant to the Massachusetts bar. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown Law and Harvard College. Prior to law school, Cedrone taught for five years in the Massachusetts public schools and earned a master’s degree in education from Boston University.
Sarah C. Stiles, PhD, JD
Georgetown University-Professor of Law & Sociology
Sarah Stiles joined the Georgetown University sociology faculty in 2007. Prior to that, she taught at American University for eight years where she was Director of the Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. She met Marshall Bailly at American and has been proud to work with him ever since.
Professor Stiles specializes in courses on law and social entrepreneurship. She regularly partners with both the law school and the business school. Professor Stiles has won numerous awards for her teaching and student engagement. She currently is working on an effort to promote well-being among students. She believes if we are truly serious about changing the world for the better, we must be at our best, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Professor Stiles holds a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University, a JD from Northeastern University, an MA in Spanish literature from New York University, and a BA in Spanish from Southern Methodist University.
Partner at Barnes & Thornburg
Roscoe represents corporate and individual clients at virtually every stage of the criminal defense process, handling parallel civil and administrative litigation, grand jury subpoenas, multi-jurisdictional matters, congressional inquiries, and cases from onset through settlement, trial and appeal. He knows, from his experience as a federal prosecutor, the serious consequences that can result from criminal and regulatory investigations, and works diligently to mitigate and resolve claims at every phase of development.
Roscoe vigorously defends clients in matters involving bet-the-company sanctions and where personal freedom is on the line. A veteran advocate and trusted adviser, Roscoe brings seasoned experience to companies facing multiple investigations, whether criminal, regulatory, congressional, internal or by other parties or commissions. His guidance can direct productive decision-making and facilitate resolution. Roscoe can provide counsel on suspension or debarment actions following indictment or conviction and can guide clients through international investigations.
When businesses and executives need help, Roscoe is personally committed to helping clients obtain the desired result either before a charge is brought or at trial. Civil and polite, yet aggressive, formidable and effective, Roscoe knows how to negotiate with government agencies and advocate both in and out of the courtroom. His extensive experience at trial on both sides of the aisle when it comes to white-collar crime is enhanced by his honed people skills. A direct communicator able to grasp the big picture, Roscoe remains dedicated to assessing his client’s position accurately in order to mount the right defense.
Roscoe served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2001-2004, by the appointment of President George W. Bush. During his appointment, he served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Roscoe was appointed as U.S. Attorney from a tenured, full professorship at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he taught from 1994 to 2001. He has twice served as associate independent counsel and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and in the Eastern District of Virginia in both Richmond and Alexandria.
As a federal prosecutor, Roscoe handled criminal cases involving narcotics trafficking, homicides, fraud, and public corruption, as well as dozens of trials and numerous grand jury investigations. He has also argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and served as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force coordinator while in Richmond and chief of the task force that prosecuted cases arising from a local prison.
As a charismatic speaker and author, Roscoe frequently speaks nationally at white-collar crime seminars and institutes and has written articles on criminal law and procedure.
Jury Consultant at Clarity Mediation & Jury Consulting
Jeremy Ostler was an interrogator and linguist in the military intelligence. As an interrogator he was trained and certified in analytical methods, operations, counterintelligence and force protection operations, interrogations, and legal principles.
His expertise in reading, profiling, and exploiting human intelligence makes him an invaluable asset in conducting jury consulting services. He learned to speak Spanish while living in Nicaragua and Mandarin Chinese while studying at the Defense Language Institute. Following his service in the military he joined a consulting firm advising the Department of Defense.
After working in the intelligence community for over a decade, Mr. Ostler decided to leverage his expertise to help trial lawyers and litigators prevail in successfully persuading judges, juries and arbitrators in trial and arbitration.
Outreach Manager for the Legislative Engagement team of the Government Relations Department
Alex Cerussi is the Outreach Manager for the Legislative Engagement team of the Government Relations Department. Alex focuses on advocate engagement and relationship development through grassroots work. She joined the ASPCA in March of 2019.
Prior to joining the ASPCA, Alex worked as an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she practiced consumer protection law as it related to animal agriculture and the environment. Following her graduation from law school, Alex worked for a law firm practicing commercial insurance litigation and as Field Organizer for a local political campaign. Alex currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee of the American Bar Association (ABA), Young Lawyer Representative of the Animal Law Committee, and as Program Chair of the Animal Law Committee.
Alex earned her B.A. in Political Science and French from Elon University in 2013, and her law degree from Catholic University in 2017, where she focused her studies on animal welfare law and policy. Alex interned and clerked with a variety of animal welfare organizations, environmental non-for-profits, and federal agencies throughout law school. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her terrier mix, Piper.
Chief of Staff at Office of the Maryland State Senate President
Jacob has tried numerous family matters to conclusion, ranging from highly contested custody litigation to cases involving complex valuation issues. He has gained experience in many of the varied aspects of family law.
Jacob has also developed a skill set in the appellate arena, briefing and arguing cases before Connecticut's appellate courts, such as McKenna v. Delente, 123 Conn. App. 137 (2010) (co-author on brief), Brown v. Brown, 132 Conn. App. 30 (2011) (co-author on brief), Keller v. Keller, 141 Conn. App. 681 (2013) (co-author on brief), Pryor v. Pryor, 162 Conn. App. 451 (2016) (argued and co-author on brief), Weyer v. Weyer, 164 Conn. App. 734 (2016) (co-author on brief).
In 2017, Jacob briefed Chang v. Chang, 170 Conn. App. 822, cert. denied, 325 Conn. 910 (2017), which affirmed the client's successful claim at trial that the parties' premarital agreement was invalid.
In 2018, in Keusch v. Keusch, 184 Conn. App. 822 (2018), Jacob briefed and argued the finer points of setting and modifying child support pursuant to Connecticut's child support guidelines.
In Krahel v. Czoch, 186 Conn. App. 22, cert. denied, 330 Conn. 958 (2018), Jacob briefed and argued for a successful outcome affirming the trial court's sanction of testimonial preclusion based on the husband's failure to disclose important financial information and documents.
In 2019, Jacob briefed and argued Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, 190 Conn. App. 169, cert. granted, 332 Conn. 911 (2019). The decision represents a sea change in Connecticut law on "double dipping." Next year, the Supreme Court will weigh in.
In 2019, Jacob briefed and argued Barber v. Barber, 193 Conn. App. 190 (2019). Although the Appellate Court was constrained to dismiss his client's cross appeal on mootness grounds, Jacob successfully defended the trial court's favorable rulings from attack in the main appeal.
Jacob has practiced matrimonial law exclusively from the start of his legal career in 2007, alongside attorneys widely considered to be the best trial lawyers in Connecticut and legends of the matrimonial bar.
Jacob is a graduate of Fordham University. He earned his juris doctor degree at St. John’s University School of Law in 2006. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and the District of Columbia. Prior to attending law school, Jacob obtained a master’s degree in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. After graduating from law school, Jacob served as a legal research clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.
Jacob is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He was selected as a Super Lawyers® Connecticut Rising Star for 2013, and every year since. He was selected for a 2016 Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Connecticut by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. He also volunteers his time as a court-appointed special master in the Stamford Superior Court for family law cases.
In 2017, Jacob presented on “Custody Evaluations: Understanding the Tools and Challenging the Report,” for the National Business Institute’s seminar on Advanced Custody and Support Issues. Jacob also published, with co-author Alexander J. Cuda, Esq., an article on May 12, 2017 in the Connecticut Law Tribune, “Court Time Is Valuable – Don’t Waste It.” In 2018, Jacob participated in a presentation at the Fairfield County Bar Association concerning the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in O'Brien v. O'Brien.
Gerald R. Kunde II (Chip)
Ferrero-Senior Vice President, Government & Institutional Affairs
Kunde leads the development and execution of a comprehensive government and public affairs engagement strategy for Ferrero in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Kunde joined Ferrero from food service distribution company Sysco, where he served as v.p. of government relations since April 2015. In this role, Chip led government relations efforts to promote and protect Sysco’s public policy interests at the local, state, federal and international levels. Prior to Sysco, Kunde was senior v.p. of government relations at Darden Restaurants. In addition to his corporate experience, Chip has held leadership positions at several national and state trade associations, including the International Dairy Foods Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Legal Director, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Samantha Crane is Director of Public Policy at ASAN’s national office. ASAN engages in regulatory advocacy, litigation consulting, and very limited impact litigation. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Samantha previously served as staff attorney at the Bazelon Center of Mental Health Law, focusing on enforcing the right to community integration as established by the Supreme Court in Olmstead v. L.C., and as an associate at the litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart, & Sullivan, L.L.P., where she focused on patent and securities litigation. From 2009 to 2010, Samantha served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge William H. Yohn at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is still a really small organization and has about 10 staff members, and not all of them are even full time. But for such a small organization, they have a really broad range of initiatives. And the consistent theme is to make sure that everyone of course, has the supports that we need in order to live in the community. And that includes Independent Living supports, safety supports, communication supports, support with decision making, employment supports, and, you know, the full range of things that people might need.
Associate, Archer Attorneys at Law
Najah A. Jacobs is an Associate in Archer’s Environmental Law Practice Group, where she specializes in complex environmental litigation, products liability claims, and toxic torts. Najah concentrates her practice on pursuing and defending complex environmental matters, focusing on a wide range of matters, including cleanup and response costs, soil and groundwater contamination, and natural resource damage claims.
Najah graduated from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she served as the Executive Symposium Editor of the Drexel Law Review, and President of the Black Law Students Association. Najah was a competitor on Drexel’s nationally recognized Trial Team, helping the team to a National Championship victory in the Tournament of Champions Trial Competition, and a Regional Championship in the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition. Najah was a Law School Ambassador, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow, and Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow.
During law school, Najah served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to that, she worked for Archer as a summer associate. Previously, she also served as an intern for the Philadelphia District
Director of Research and Give Smart at Future Now Fund
Aaron joined Future Now after co-founding the Give Smart project, which raised almost $1 million for state legislative candidates in 2018. Previously an attorney for various technology companies, he has also written extensively about elections for VICE Magazine and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
Aaron started his career as a Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. In 2011, he became the Director of Business Affairs/Associate General Counsel at Brevity Ventures, a video software/telecommunications company. Aaron then became the Corporate Counsel at Reval from March 2014 to April 2017. Before acquiring his current position, he became the Senior Corporate Counsel at MediaMathDates, the digital media buying platform for top brands and advertising agencies. He then went on eto become the Director of Research at the Future Now Fund.
Leadership Institute-Vice President for the Campus Leadership Program
Bryan Bernys is the Leadership Institute’s Vice President of Campus Programs. He is responsible for all the Institute’s student training programs, it’s national field team and a nationwide network of more than 1,800 conservative student organizations.
Bryan also helped create and still oversees the daily operations of Leadership Institute’s campus news site CampusReform.org. Under his leadership, the site has exposed countless examples of liberal abuse in America higher education, is frequently cited by conservative news outlets like Fox News and The Drudge Report, and has lead to dozens of victories for conservative students and University policy changes.
Before coming to work at LI, Bryan served as the New Hampshire Field Director for Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidental campaign. He also has extensive experience working to elect GOP candidates to state and federal office as well as work on two other national Presidental campaigns. He is a graduate of Amercian University in Washington, DC.
Associate, Faruki PLL
Melissa Watt is an associate with Faruki, P.L.L. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her litigation practice focuses on business litigation, including business torts, breach of contract claims, and related complex legal disputes. She has taken and defended dozens of depositions, including expert and corporate representative depositions, and participated in multiple trials and mediations.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Melissa clerked for now
Justice R. Patrick DeWine of the Ohio Supreme Court for two years while he was a judge at Ohio's First District Court of Appeals. Never one to take the easy route, Melissa started law school when her daughter was one and had her son during her second year of law school. She worked full-time while studying for the bar exam, and willingly speaks about her experiences to encourage young people to succeed despite barriers.
Before law school, Melissa earned her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Teacher Leadership from Miami University and started and ran her own company providing customizable training materials to manufacturing and industrial operations. Melissa also holds a Bachelors of Arts in English with an emphasis on Creative Non-Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa.
Melissa recently completed her second term as a Trustee for the Ohio Women's Bar Association, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Mock Trial Association as the first woman to hold the position of Tournament Administration Committee Chair. She also regularly represents clients pro-bono through the Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project.
When not practicing law, Melissa enjoys spending time with her two children and her two dogs. Melissa's hobbies include cooking, baking, and pretending that she has time to read the ever-growing stack of books on her coffee table. She is also a runner and is perpetually training for the next Disney half marathon.
Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Kyle DeCamp is an associate in the commercial litigation practice group at Norton Rose Fulbright, the 3rd largest law firm in the United States and ranked 12th on The American Lawyer’s 2020 top law firm ranking. He is a recent graduate of the UCLA School of Law, having also graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science in 2016. As a lawyer, Kyle devotes his practice to large-scale contractual disputes, high-stakes research and analysis, and to pro bono asylum work.
Kyle’s passion is teaching trial advocacy. He began competing in Mock Trial in 7th grade and managed to compete all the way through the end of law school. He is a 6 time national qualifier, 8 time Trial All-American, the 2014 national champion, and was the first Bruin to ever be invited to Top Gun, the 1 v 1 national championship for the top 16 law school trial advocates in the country. In addition to competing, Kyle has been one of the head coaches of the UCLA Mock Trial program for 3 years and was immediately invited back to coach the UCLA Law School trial program last year. Kyle also has extensive experience coaching high school students in trial advocacy; Kyle spent 4 years coaching high school Mock Trial and has both run and been a lecturer for the UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute.
Kyle loves any and all questions related to trial advocacy and can be reached at
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A challenge that I faced during the program was creating a case brief, which was something I had never done before. There was a lot of legal jargon in the case I found and at first, it was very difficult to comprehend. However, because of the assistance of the legal experts brought in by Leadership Initiatives, I could analyze the case I selected and come to proper conclusions. The final case brief I wrote was detailed and clear, but I wouldn't have been able to get there if it weren't for the helpfulness and lessons from legal experts we spoke with."
Barrington High School, Class of 2023
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Advanced Law & Trial
Something that surprised me most about the online format of this program was how organized and well thought out it was. I didn’t feel confused or lost at any point during the program and I thought it was run very well. Even though the program took place online I still thought it was a great experience."
Prospect High School, Class of 2021
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Advanced Law & Trial
My biggest accomplishment during this internship was getting more comfortable with speaking and giving input. While I am a very social person, sometimes I get comfortable just listening, but during this program I built a lot of confidence speaking because my nerves were eased a bit being on zoom. Also, another big accomplishment I am proud of is making it through the congressional meetings successfully. These meetings were big deal to me since I had never advocated for an issue to anyone in that field before."
Los Alamitos Highschool, Class of 2021
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Advanced Law & Trial
After having to do online school for about 2 months because of COVID-19, I did not think that virtual learning was as effective as in-person learning. However, with this internship, even with the online format, I was able to learn a significant amount on subjects I had minimal knowledge in. The variety of experts, law professors, and attorneys that came to speak with us all provided me with life-changing lessons about law and trial, advocacy, and public speaking that I will take with me as I pursue a career in law."
Wellington Community High School, Class of 2022
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II
Advanced Law & Trial
It was surprising how the online format made it easier to talk to experts, attorneys, and our client. In real life, there are a lot more logistics (at least from my perspective) and the online format easily allowed for things like breakout rooms which helped everyone involved."
Indian Hill High School, Class of 2022
Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I
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