Law-Related Education

CLCT has developed a series of introductory law courses for high school and college students. This non-residential program is held at William & Mary Law School and taught by law school professors. Courses last from 7.5 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. 

Registration is now open! Download our course calendar here.


Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System

June 15-18, 2020  ($350)

Available to high school 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.

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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & the Law

June 22-24, 2020 ($225)

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.

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Introduction to Negotiations

June 24-26, 2020 ($250)

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.

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For additional information about the courses and how to maximize your time in Williamsburg, please contact us at clct@wm.edu or 757-221-2494.

* Dates may be subject to change

This content has been updated on February 12, 2020 at 12:25 pm.