Law-Related Education

2020 Summer Courses will now be online

CLCT has developed a series of introductory law courses for high school and college students. This program gives students the opportunity to experience courses ​in the comfort of their homes using an interactive videoconferencing platform. Courses last from 4 to a maximum of 14 hours, and are designed for students who are keen to explore what studying law entails, but also for those who have a passion for government studies or are interested in business and technology. 

Courses are aimed at high school and college students aged 14 & above. If you are younger, please be in touch with us, we may be able to help.


Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System

June 15-18, 2020 – AM OPTION ($350) – Class Full

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST (June 15, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST)

July 20-23, 2020 – PM OPTION  ($350) – Class Full

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST (July 20, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST)

Available to high school and college age students, Intro to Law will explain what the law is, how it is made, and how judges can change the law. This interactive and thought provoking program will help students understand how the judicial branch interprets, creates, and modifies legal rules.

  • Emphasizes logical thinking and writing
  • Traces the sources of our laws
  • Introduces the separate function of lawmakers and courts
  • Uses primary and secondary sources
  • Addresses many Virginia SOL requirements for U.S.Government

This class will encompass 14 hours of instruction, which include lecture, class discussion, and homework.


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & the Law

June 22-24, 2020 – PM  ($225) – Class Full

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

The world is changing. Artificial Intelligence is now in every home, from our phones to our smart speakers. As this field grows, so do the potential legal issues.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & the Law provides high school and college students a one-of-a-kind experience. This class introduces some of the key issues that society faces as technology advances. Students will explore the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, and the Internet of Things through real-life examples. Taught by international experts, this interactive class offers an introduction to cybersecurity, privacy law, civil and criminal liability, and the law of war through a combination of lectures and engaging discussion.

This class will encompass 7.5 hours of instruction, which include lecture and class discussion.


Introduction to Negotiations

June 24-26, 2020 – AM OPTION (250) – Class Full

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

July 27-29, 2020 – PM OPTION ($250) – Class Full

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)

Many successful people are excellent negotiators – what’s their secret?

Successful people negotiate throughout their career. Business people negotiate with banks, regulators, and competitors. Lawyers negotiate with clients, opponents, colleagues, and judges. They negotiate to win big or lose small. They negotiate to gain the support of their team and superiors, and to persuade clients or adversaries. Without negotiation, lawyers would not be able to solve problems.

High school and college students will use the principles they learn in our Introduction to Negotiations course no matter what career they pursue! This dynamic class takes students through the basic elements of negotiation and how these skills are put into practice. By using a mixture of lecture and interactive scenarios, students explore how to avoid common pitfalls and maximize success in both life and business. This class is unlike anything else available.

This class will encompass 9 hours of instruction, which include lecture and class discussion.


Introduction to Evidence

July 14-15, 2020 – PM ($240)

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

An interactive study of the rules that govern the types of information that can be used in court. To be admissible in court, information – evidence – must logicially prove or disprove a matter in issue and must comply with a wide range of resrictions based on reliability concerns and public policy. Topics include:

  • Hearsay
  • Best Evidence
  • Procedure
  • Relevance
  • Authentication

This class will encompass 8.5 hours of instruction, which include lecture and class discussion.


Introduction to International Law

July 31, 2020 – PM ($100)

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

The course offers a brief introduction to the basic concepts of public and private international law. Topics include:

  • Key differences between international and national law
  • Public International Law: key concepts and institutions (including the UN and the World Trade Organization)
  • How do you resolve legal issues between private parties who cross international boundaries: ask Private International Law!

This class will encompass 4 hours of instruction, which include lecture and class discussion.


For additional information about the courses please contact us at lakuderka@wm.edu or 757-221-2494.

* Dates may be subject to change

This content has been updated on August 3, 2020 at 12:50 pm.