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American Legal Experience

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American Legal Experience offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a  focus on the American government and judicial system. Two programs are offered:  Mock Trial, an intensive "courtroom" program offered at Stanford University, Yale and UCLA and Leadership and the Law, a seminar in government, law and leadership held in Washington, D.C. 

Camp Location Start Date End Date
Mock Trial Stanford University Sun, Jul 16, 17 Sat, Jul 22, 17
Mock Trial UCLA Sun, Jul 23, 17 Sat, Jul 29, 17
Leadership and the Law Georgetown University Sun, Jul 23, 17 Sat, Jul 29, 17
Mock Trial Yale University Sun, Jun 25, 17 Sat, Jul 1, 17


American Legal Experience - 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...

Education Unlimited - Anthony Matricciani (Instructor)

Anthony Matricciani — Instructor

A successful practicing attorney, Anthony Matricciani brings almost two decades of courtroom experience to our Mock Trial program. He’s acted as Lead Counsel in many notable cases and his career highlights include employing a successful mental health defense in a complex murder trial (People v Corral), and representing a major third party vice...

Education Unlimited - Jennifer  Parker, MA (Instructor)

Jennifer Parker, MA — Instructor

Jennifer Parker (M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) teaches Leadership, Business and Professional Communication, and Public Speaking for Creighton University. Jennifer has a strong passion for public speaking and performance, and consults for forensics teams and leadership camps across the country. Previously she taught for and directed the...

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 Camps

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 thin...

Mock Trial

American Legal Experience - Mock Trial offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system.  

The adversarial nature of the American legal system places a premium on effective communication and persuasion through well-reasoned arguments. Therefore, our focus on this system provides students with an exciting and challenging medium for the development of speaking skills.