Crime Scenes, Detectives, Experts And Drafting Legislation

Advanced Law & Trial

Internship Summit Tier II

Decide The Fate of A Real Court Case

Work With Lawyers, Private Investigators, And Lawmakers

Learn From Leading Industry Experts

Lessons Taught By Elite Law Professors, Top Prosecutors, And Skilled Legal Consultants

Work with College Admissions Experts

One-On-One Application Assistance And Meetings With Top University Admissions Officers

Make A Real Change

For Your Client

Advocate Your Client's Case To Congressional Officials

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Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier II

National Legal Cases, Crime Scenes 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 law firm, work with current and former FBI agents, recreate crime scenes and intern on a real court case.

These cases contain highly confidential information and will require non-disclosure agreements and background checks from students and parents.

In previous years students have defended former FBI Agents, fought against gender discrimination, and worked on cases showcased in the national media.

More information on the case will be announced in the spring.

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.

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 will present one key aspect of the case at the Georgetown University Law Center to a retired federal judge, the clients, and the legal team to assist with the strategy that will be used in filing the cases in the Fall of 2021.

Duration:

Summit Dates:

Location:

Rising Freshman To Graduating Seniors

7 Days

July 25th - July 31st, 2021

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Price:

$3800 *40 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available

Grades:

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WE ARE THE ONLY SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD

WHERE STUDENTS...

Intern With A Law Firm

And Work On A Real Case

Work With Private Investigators

To Investigate Real Crimes

Collaborate With Lawmakers

To Enforce Laws

Develop Case Strategy With

Trial Consultant Experts

Students will intern for a top law firm, and learn from one of the nation’s top attorneys.

Interns will meet 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 private investigators to gather, analyze, compile, and report information regarding individuals and organizations to the clients.

Interns will work directly a former FBI crime scene analyst and reaction expert to create an accurate portrayal of the incident that can be used in the upcoming trial. Interns will also interview witnesses and work to gather evidence to further their client's case.

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 on 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.

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Program Highlights

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 Crime Scene Recreation Experts

Work On A Real International Terrorism Investigation

Recreate A Real Crime Scene

Students will work directly with criminal investigators to gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals and organizations to the clients.

Interns will recreate the crime scene to provide additional evidence that will be used at the trial. They will work with a former FBI crime scene recreation specialist and leading crime scene experts in undertaking this role.

Students will study with crime scene experts, travel to the University of Maryland's Crime Scene RecreationLab and complete classes in the forensic investigation of crime scenes.

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 Congressmen 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.

Previous Cases

FBI Whistleblower

The client is a retired Maryland police officer who had to defend his rescue dog. An intruder tried to steal the pet from the officer's home, using force. Charges were brought against the officer for use of force.

The client testified in an internal investigation at his agency that senior management engaged in misconduct and did not report the incident.

One of the highest-ranking officers in her agency's history is facing discrimination based on her gender. This has hindered her ability to see her child, husband, and make advancements in her chosen career.

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Breaking & Entering

Gender Discrimination

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FBI Whistleblower

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Harassment within The Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Case

The client testified in an internal investigation at his agency that senior management engaged in misconduct and did not report the incident.

This case has the potential to establish legal precedent Because the client has cooperated with internal investigators, the client has been subjected to repeated retaliation and reprisal from the highest levels of his agency. This has harmed his promotion potential and day-to-day life as a supervisory law enforcement officer.the workplace, particularly those in federal law enforcement, as the federal government is supposed to be a “model employer.”

This case has the potential to establish legal precedent in favor of those with disabilities who face discrimination in the workplace, whether it is within the FBI or in another field.

Over 12 congressional staff members spoke directly with students about our client’s case against the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Our objective was to direct congressional attention to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act, specifically the section concerning the provisions disabled employees are entitled to and should be awarded. This case is currently seeking further legal action and is likely to proceed to litigation this November.

The Outcome

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A STUDENT WEBSITE.

Breaking & Entering

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Home Invasion Of A Retired Maryland Police Officer

Advocacy In Annapolis

The client is a retired Maryland police officer who had to defend his rescue dog. An intruder tried to steal the pet from the officer's home, using force. Charges were brought against the officer for use of force. Eventually, those charges were dismissed. But injuries were suffered by the officer, and a civil lawsuit will be filed against the assailant.

We met with Maryland State Senators, Representatives, and congressional staff members to advocate for our client. We explained to congressional members how our client has been treated unfairly and has been subject to unfair treatment under the law for using force to protect his pet.

This case will be used as an example to propose legislation to change the characterization of animals as mere property. The goal is to pass legislation to reflect societal views allowing victims to sue for punitive damages where injury to the animal is willful, wanton or reckless.

In total, we had four chiefs of staff meet directly with us to discuss ways Maryland could change it's property laws to better protect pets throughout the state. Legal advocacy teams in groups of four used our clients case as a defining example of why these laws need to be amended.

The Outcome

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A STUDENT WEBSITE.

Gender Discrimination

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Gender Disparity Within The National Park Service

The Case

Gender disparity, discrimination, and sexual harassment have been found to be widespread in the National Park Service (NPS). Thirty-nine percent of NPS employees say they have experienced harassment or discrimination on the job.

Although the women of NPS have made it clear they can perform to the same standards as their male counterparts, gender discrimination still holds many back. The NPS is failing to provide a fair and inclusive environment for all employees across the country.

This case has the potential to establish legal precedent in favor of women who face gender discrimination in the workplace, particularly those in federal law enforcement, as the federal government is supposed to be a “model employer.”

Many of the congressional offices that we met with agreed to write letters of inquiry to the Department of Interior to find out more about our client’s case.

If our case is successful, this case will be used to ensure equal payment, equal evaluations and equal promotions for millions of women who work within the United States government. Changing forever how women may advance in our society.

The Outcome

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Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier II

July 25th - July 31st

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Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

DC Courts
FBI
ACLU
human rights watch
American Academy Of Forensic Sciences
Georgetown Law School
Leadership Institute
DC Police
NPR
Vice News

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Collaborate With Top Legal Minds

Thomas P. Mauriello

Adjunct Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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

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.

Michael Cedrone

Georgetown University Professor
Michael Cedrone

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 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.

Roscoe Howard

Partner at Barnes & Thornburg
Roscoe Howard

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.

Jeremy Ostler

Jury Consultant at Clarity Mediation & Jury Consulting
Jeremy Ostler

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.

Alex Cerussi

Outreach Manager for the Legislative Engagement team of the Government Relations Department
Alex Cerussi

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.

Jake Weissmann

Chief of Staff at Office of the Maryland State Senate President
Jake Weissmann

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
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.

Samantha Crane

Legal Director, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Samantha Crane

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.

Najah Jacobs

Associate, Archer Attorneys at Law
Najah Jacobs

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

Attorney’s Office.

Aaron Kleinman

Director of Research and Give Smart at Future Now Fund
Aaron Kleinman

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.

Bryan Bernys

Leadership Institute-Vice President for the Campus Leadership Program
Bryan Bernys

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.

Melissa Watt

Associate, Faruki PLL
Melissa Watt

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.

Kyle DeCamp

Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Kyle DeCamp

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

kyle.decamp@nortonrosefulbright.com.

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Meet With Law School Admissions Experts

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Meet With Undergraduate Admissions Experts

Zak Harris

Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University
Zak Harris

Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University

I am the former Director of Admission at Regis College in Weston, MA. I have also worked in the admission offices at Bowdoin College, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University.

My passion for students has always fueled my work with students and their families. The college process is a journey and I enjoy providing guidance and insight for those who are going through it.

Outside of my work in higher education, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and my family, running, and watching sports.

Susan Shifflett

Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)
Susan Shifflett

Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)

Born and raised in northern California, I am an ABC (American-born Chinese) of Hakka heritage and speak Chinese and English. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, I am very familiar with high schools in the northern California and Washington DC regions.

I love working with students! As an admissions officer at Yale, I loved seeing students on campus that I had “met” (on paper) through the application process. Since then, I have continued to work alongside American and Chinese students who have interned in my workplaces, in the private sector, government, and NGOs, both in the U.S. and in China (I worked in Beijing for 3 years).

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, Charlie, and our 2-year-old Golden Retriever puppy, Zebedee. Some of my hobbies include triathlons, guitar, and eating out!

Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University
Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University

Dan is an Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he's overseen the Visit & Events team since 2017. Responsible for the on-campus and virtual engagement experience of over 70,000 visitors each year, he also manages a recruitment and application evaluation territory that covers Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.

An active member of both NACAC and its PCACAC regional affiliate, Dan began his career as an Admissions Counselor at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD. He then worked as a Senior Admission Counselor at the Catholic University of America, also in D.C., before coming to GW. He earned his Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration & Policy from the Pennsylvania State University, and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Michelle Stinson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University
Michelle Stinson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University

Michelle Stinson graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC in 2013, double majoring in English and Government. Following graduation, she began working in Admissions at her alma mater.

In 2016, she worked in College and Career Readiness as a Dual Enrollment and Persistence Counselor at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, GA.

As of January 2020, Michelle is currently an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University, and works with students in DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Dejah Greene

Admissions Officer at Howard University
Dejah Greene

Admissions Officer at Howard University

Dejah Greene is an Admissions Officer at Howard University who has a passion for assisting students and families in the admissions process.

Dejah is an experienced admissions officer and administrative assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and federal government. Strong in the arts and social sciences with a Master's degree focused in Forensic Psychology from Walden University.

At Howard, Dejah primarily reviews prospective student applications for first preliminary recommendation for admission and works to make decisions based on a holistic view.

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Advanced Law & Trial

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My favorite lecture was given by formerly incarcerated people; they were talking about the work they did to get back into society and on prison reform. I feel that their talk was very relevant to what is happening in society today and made it especially interesting."

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Eastside Catholic High School, Class of 2022

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

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Thaddeus S.

Advanced Law & Trial

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I’m glad that I got to learn so much about direct and cross examination, and that with this new found knowledge, I was also able to help my client prepare for her for her own trial, so it felt good to know that my witness prep session would end up helping her with her case."

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Georgetown Visitation Preparatory, Class of 2022

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

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Abigail T.

Advanced Law & Trial

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Working for Mr. Doe has been a motivator unlike any other, and the internship would not be the same without it. Knowing that my work could help Mr. Doe has made me proud to be doing this internship and makes me very happy. This case feels extremely worthwhile, and I am grateful to have gotten the opportunity to help. Knowing the possible weight behind my work has made me work at least 10 times harder than I would have if these were just exercises for the sake of practice."

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Milton Academy, Class of 2023

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

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Lorenzo S.

Advanced Law & Trial

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Internship Summit

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Working with Goodwin Webwer PLLC, gave me a great deal of insight on how the law system works and also what its like being a lawyer. I was able to showcase the skills I already had and use my knowledge to work on fighting the anti discriminatory case that I worked on. I also learned a lot of new skills, that will help me advance my career in law, for the future."

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Prospect High School, Class of 2021

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

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Sophie P.

Advanced Law & Trial

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Overall, I really enjoyed the internship and I learned a lot from the program. My favorite parts of the internship were meeting Mr. Weber for the first time, talking to White House interns, and giving the congressional presentation. My accomplishments include giving a good congressional speech and getting a supportive response from the official. I am also very confident in my final project. Lastly, this internship was very interactive and fun. I can't wait until next year!"

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Tahoma High School, Class of 2023

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

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Tanveer G.

Georgetown University

Exclusive Partnership Benefits

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is recognized worldwide for excellence in international relations, politics, medicine, and law. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 20 universities. Famous alumni include US President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Ideally situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with Georgetown for over a decade and have been recognized multiple times with the Outstanding Community Partner Award. We’ve created six first-of-their-kind programs for students who come from all 50 states and nations from across the globe. This summer, expand your horizons at one of the top universities in the world in the nation's capital.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs are granted exclusive access to experts, facilities, technology and educational opportunities from our partners. In addition our programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing our programs to offer additional benefits that no other summer program in the world can offer.

Please click on the sections above to learn about our programs, our specialized student housing, meal plans, student travel, and more. Click below to learn about our academic benefits.

Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute Of Health, Supreme Court And More

In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts, and direct action, students will select from a list of available locations on Choose Your Own Adventure sessions!

Officials will provide private tours of select DC sites including the World Bank, National Institute of Health and Congressional Offices. These exclusive tours allow a small group of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,

Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy.

2020 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Supreme Court, United States Congress,

Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Washington D.C. Department of Corrections.

2020 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

National Institute of Health,

Howard University Simulation Training & Education Lab, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross and The National Museum of Health and Medicine.

2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Student Housing

Our Georgetown University dormitories are Copley and LXR Halls. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in the residence halls.

Whether you’re working on a group project or Sumo Wrestling on the quad, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Our students will live in a two-person room and may select their own roommate upon enrolling in the program.

Leadership Initiatives will provide luxury bedding, towels and pillows.

Highlights

Every air-conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet & Wi-Fi.

Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Leadership Initiatives office are all in the residence hall.

We are only a short walk from our academic buildings, Georgetown Cupcake and Georgetown's Olympic Gym.

Student Meal Plans

Leadership Initiatives is proud to have an all-inclusive meal plan. Students will never spend additional money on meals while at the conference. All participants have three meals per day, access to snacks and drinks at all times in the dorm rooms and several dessert surprises throughout the week.

We are the only summer program in the world where students are able to order food directly through our app which is delivered to students after classes to ensure they can focus solely on transforming lives at the conference.

We guarantee that you will have something to eat of your choosing, regardless of food allergies, veganism, vegetarianism, or any other health concern or dietary restriction.

Every morning, we create a continental breakfast buffet. Every student can use our waffle makers, select from ten types of cereal, sausages, tea, coffee, several juices, fruit, and three types of breakfast sandwiches every morning of the summit.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from 4 different restaurants for each meal every day that they are at the summit. Below are all the locations you will have an opportunity to eat at including the Famous Supreme Court Dining Hall.

Continental Breakfast

Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants

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Student Safety

Student Health

Students Are Always With A Staff Member

If A Student Becomes Sick Or Injured

Students With Medical Conditions

Students will live in Copley and LXR Halls. Students and staff will live together in the residence halls to ensure students have all educational, health and safety needs attended to day and night.

All Georgetown University dormitories have special keycard access requirements and security at the front entrance ensuring non-students cannot entire the dormitory and students cannot leave without permission.

Leadership Initiatives Staff and Offices are on call/open twenty-four hours a day during the conference. We are always ready to answer student or parent questions and provide assistance any time it is needed.

Resident Counselors make medical appointments in coordination with parents, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.

Appointments are made with University Health Services or the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Leadership Initiatives has trained staff to allow students with almost any medical condition attend our conferences. Please email our main offices and we will create a plan together to ensure the student has the time of his or her life.

Student Arrivals And Departures

Students Arriving And Departing By Plane

Students Arriving By Car

Arrival Dates Outside Of The Program

Leadership Initiatives can provide transportation to and from the program for an additional $70. This includes pickup and drop-off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (National, Dulles, BWI) and Penn Station if a student is arriving by train.

Leadership Initiatives staff members will pick up and drop students at the security gate. Leadership Initiatives will send a picture of the staff member picking up the student 24hrs before their flight's departure.

Upon arrival, the Leadership Initiatives staff member picking up the student will send a picture of the student to the parent or guardian.

When departing, the Leadership Initiatives staff member taking the student to the airport will walk the student to the security gate and will stay at the airport until the student's flight has taken off.

If you are arriving by car please use this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall upon arrival.

Students who are traveling extensive distances may arrive one to three days early but will be subject to early arrival fees by Georgetown University of $200 per additional night of stay. All other students must adhere to check-in times.

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

SAT/ACT Training

TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States.

LI has designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices

YDP participants have access to college admissions panels with representatives from some of the top universities in the nation.

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College Probability Modeling

College Admission Panels

College Essay Review

All YDP participants are able to submit five college application essays for review by our partners at University Connection.

YDP students will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them by any LI staff member.

Students who participate in a YDP help create a new business or expand a growing business in a developing country

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Letters of Recommendation

Real-World Experience

Scholarship Assistance

LI has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for YDP students.

All YDP participantsnts receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives.

LI will work to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.

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Resume Editing Assistance

Community Service

Leadership Initiatives creates a personalized website for each International Internship Program team highlighting their collaborative efforts with their partner in the International Business & Development Internship, International Law & Advocacy Internship, or International Public Health Internship.

The website displays your team's solutions, grant proposal, photos of your partners, and illustrates the impact your team has had on the life and community of your partners. The website link is included in your letters of recommendation, allowing colleges to independently explore the phenomenal work done by each and every student.

Click below to view Youth Development Program websites.

Personalized Website

Advanced Law & Trial Internship

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

International Leadership & Business Internship

National Security & Intelligence Internship