Join us from June 23–29, 2019

The Exploring Legal Careers summer workshop is taught by Susquehanna University faculty with relevant backgrounds and experience in public law, public policy and competitive public speaking activities. Workshop attendees will explore a variety of legal careers, learning from practitioners, and consider these within the legal environment in contemporary America.

You will learn about the structure of America's legal system and the political and legal foundations of current issues facing the country.

Throughout the week, faculty will advise you on how to evaluate pre-law programs and on best practices for eventually gaining admission to law school.

You will meet lawyers and judges in the field and learn about the kinds of cases they manage. You will acquire hands-on experience preparing for a Mock Trial simulation and, on the final day, you will stage the Mock Trial with other workshop students. Come to SU to learn more about the legal process and a career in law!

High school students entering grades 10-12 are invited to register.

Get a firsthand impression of what a legal career involves.

Meet professionals who will share their experience and advice with you. Interactive role-playing with other students will help you determine what you're drawn to and what matches your interests.

Highlights of the week

  • Participate in a Mock Trial! Students play out the roles of prosecutor, defendant and witnesses in a criminal case.
  • Meet and hear presentations from a local judge and attorneys.
  • Delve into and discuss current legal controversies.
  • Visit a Pennsylvania state court.
  • Get tips on preparing for the LSAT exam and locating well-regarded pre-law programs.

Comprehensive fees include room, meals and all program materials.

  • After May 8: $1,025


Scholarships are available based on financial need and academic performance. No full-tuition scholarships are available.

A letter from your guidance counselor, indicating your eligibility for free/reduced lunch or other measure(s) of financial need, is required for scholarship consideration.


All registrations must be submitted no later than June 8.

A non-refundable $250 deposit is due at registration. Balance is due 14 days prior to starting camp.

All supporting documentation must be received prior to your arrival on campus.


  • Nick Clark, associate professor of political science and chair of the political science department, received his Ph.D. in political science from Indiana  University and has taught at Susquehanna since 2013. He teaches courses on public policy, comparative politics and theories of democratic citizenship. His research focuses on public opinion, political representation and electoral behavior in advanced industrial democracies. He has over two decades of experience competing, judging and coaching in high school and collegiate speech and debate.
  • Michele DeMary, professor emeritus of political science, received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts and taught at Susquehanna from 2000-2018. She taught courses on American government, women and politics, diversity in American politics, and constitutional law. Her research interests were public law, state politics, and women and politics.


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