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Course Description

Order, order! Did you know the same skills that could make for a good lawyer could also be applicable to other careers such as policy-makers, scientists, professors, and more? Critical thinking skills, oratorical excellence, and mastery of debate are critical skills for the next generation of leaders in every field. Discover and develop these abilities while exploring one of the best law institutions in the country!

Explore elements of oratory, persuasion, and written argumentation. Task yourself with taking both sides of an issue (whether you agree or disagree) and interrogate tactics for crafting both arguments and counter-arguments. Learn to craft an opening argument, cross-examine, and a closing argument. 

Visit Duke Law School with your fellow peers and learn from special guests from the legal field. At the conclusion of this course a mock trial will be held where you will engage all of these skills and prepare to leave the course with the requisite skills to engage a broad range of topics with a sharpened mind and critical-thinking skills.

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Section Title
Mock Trial: Practicing the Tools of Justice - Session 1
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Classroom - In Person  
Section Notes

Each session begins with an arrival day (outlined below), orientation and other activities. Classes begin on Day 2 of each session. Departure days will consist of class and presentation time, and flexibility in departure times will be allowed for travel as needed. Following registration, you will receive more specific information and next steps regarding your session and course.

2024 Dates:

Session 1: June 16-28

  • June 16 (Sunday arrival)
  • June 28 (Friday departure)

Session 2: June 30-July 5

  • June 30 (Sunday arrival)
  • July 5 (Friday departure)

Session 3: July 7-19

  • July 7 (Sunday arrival)
  • July 19 (Friday departure)

Session 4: July 21-26

  • July 21 (Sunday arrival)

July 26 (Friday departure)

Residential students arrive on Sunday and start classes on Monday. Students will then depart on Friday after 12 p.m.

Two Week Cost (Session 1 and Session 3):

Please select the appropriate program option on checkout: Commuter or Residential. Payment of a $500 nonrefundable deposit will also reserve a seat in the course.

Note: An automatic 10% discount off the Total Program Cost applies for participants who have approved applications and who pay the full program cost by March 5, 2024.

Two-week residential:

Tuition: $2,800
Room and meals: $1,900
Total: $4700

Two-week commuter:

Tuition: $2,800
Room and meals: $250
Total: $3,050

Section Title
Mock Trial: Practicing the Tools of Justice - Session 3
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Classroom - In Person  
Section Notes

Each session begins with an arrival day (outlined below), orientation and other activities. Classes begin on Day 2 of each session. Departure days will consist of class and presentation time, and flexibility in departure times will be allowed for travel as needed. Following registration, you will receive more specific information and next steps regarding your session and course.

2024 Dates:

Session 1: June 16-28

  • June 16 (Sunday arrival)
  • June 28 (Friday departure)

Session 2: June 30-July 5

  • June 30 (Sunday arrival)
  • July 5 (Friday departure)

Session 3: July 7-19

  • July 7 (Sunday arrival)
  • July 19 (Friday departure)

Session 4: July 21-26

  • July 21 (Sunday arrival)

July 26 (Friday departure)

Residential students arrive on Sunday and start classes on Monday. Students will then depart on Friday after 12 p.m.

Two Week Cost (Session 1 and Session 3):

Please select the appropriate program option on checkout: Commuter or Residential. Payment of a $500 nonrefundable deposit will also reserve a seat in the course.

Note: An automatic 10% discount off the Total Program Cost applies for participants who have approved applications and who pay the full program cost by March 5, 2024.

Two-week residential:

Tuition: $2,800
Room and meals: $1,900
Total: $4700

Two-week commuter:

Tuition: $2,800
Room and meals: $250
Total: $3,050

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