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Leadership and the Law

Leadership and The Law offers students the unique opportunity to better their public speaking skills through activities that explore the cross-section of leadership and law in America's history and marketplace. 

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the American Legal System by engaging in a Mock Trial. During this, students will focus on delivery skills and critical thinking, particularly through the practice of in depth cross examination. The topic of the mock trial can vary, but has in the past focused on the legacy of famous student speakers fights for free speech. 

Alongside the week-long trial each student develops a presentation known as a Vision Project. This activity asks them to imagine themselves in the role of student leader, creating a pet project - community event, website, initiative etc. - with all its requisite legal and logistical challenges. Through this project, students practice the leadership skills of collaboration, brainstorming, and effective presentation.

At the end of the week students give a multimedia presentation to parents and peers, explaining their vision and how they would accomplish it. This project can be a simulation where skill building is the primary focus, or can be a preliminary blueprint for a real life project that the student can proceed to take home and begin to enact at school or in the local community.

Leadership and the Law - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Stephen Buettler (Camp Director and Instructor)

Stephen Buettler — Camp Director and Instructor

A graduate of Holy Ghost Preparatory in Philadelphia, Steve Buettler was the 1999 NFL runner-up in Original Oratory and a multiple national finalist. He has coached several State and National Champion speech...

Education Unlimited - Byron Arthur (Instructor)

Byron Arthur — Instructor

Byron Arthur is a practicing attorney from New Orleans, Louisiana, and is particularly well equipped to lead our American Legal Experience program which brings an equal focus to mock trial and to public speaking and critical thinking skills. He is a lead instructor in Public Forum debate at the Harvard Debate Council high school debate...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 23rd - Jul 29th 9th - 12th Georgetown University $2,425.00 – $2,850.00