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age icon 15-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 20

Dive into the world of justice and advocacy with this program on campus at Columbia University, nestled in the vibrant cityscape of New York, USA. Here, you'll dissect landmark cases, understand the craft of legal advocacy, and explore the multifaceted nature of law and its direct impact on society.

  • Law is more than a set of rules; it's a critical framework that shapes everyday life and stands at the forefront of societal evolution.
  • Lawyers are architects of argumentation, mastering skills such as critical thinking and persuasive communication that are pivotal in virtually every career.
  • This program offers a foundational journey through legal theories and practicalities, equipping participants with a taste of what a future in law could hold.
  • Engage with complex legal concepts, debate on pressing legal issues, and envision shaping the very fabric of society through law.

This is more than a summer course—it's a gateway to a future where you can make a substantial difference in the world through the power of the law.

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Barnard College, Columbia University Accommodation

  • Situated in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, part of Columbia University.

  • Offers convenient access to New York City's iconic destinations.

  • Nestled between vibrant neighborhoods for immersive experiences.

  • Organized trips to industry hubs across the city.

  • Opportunities to experience NYC's renowned cuisine, culture, and history.

  • Comfortable and convenient base for city exploration.

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in New York City

  • Single or double rooms

  • Visits to leading industries

  • 20 project-based learning by subject experts per week

  • 20 hours of industry-focused visits per week

  • Real-world project workshops

  • Personalised career feedback

  • 1:1 Career Coaching

  • Day excursions to iconic NYC landmarks

  • Personal project / presentation

  • Post-programme learning


  • Ice-Breaker Games
  • Guest Speaker
  • Quiz Night
  • Game Show
  • Tennis/Football
  • Talent Show
  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Dinner in Covent Garden
  • Graduation Party & Prizes


  • Accommodation is on-campus, enhancing the university experience.

  • Offers single or twin rooms with either shared or ensuite bathroom facilities.

  • On-site teams can cater to various medical and religious dietary needs. Participants should inform the program of any dietary or medical conditions well before the start date for appropriate arrangements.


  • Landmark Visits: Includes strolls through Central Park, Times Square, and panoramic views from the Empire State Building.
  • Cultural Experiences: Opportunities to visit renowned museums and attend an iconic Baseball game.
  • Historical Sites: Exploring historic locations like the Brooklyn Bridge and Top of the Rock.

Lesson Plan

  • 20 project-based learning by subject experts per week
  • 20 hours of industry-focused visits per week
  • Real-world project workshops
  • Personal project / presentation
  • Post-programme learning

Thrilling Law Industry Workshops:

  • Collaborative mock trial workshops with local law firms and legal organizations.
  • Role-playing as lawyers, witnesses, and jurors, guided by legal professionals.
  • Insights into courtroom procedures, argumentation, and critical thinking.

Workshop Topics:

  • Introduction to Constitutional Law
  • Introduction to Tort Law
  • Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • Introduction to EU Law
  • Introduction to Criminal Law

Industry Exposure:

  • Visits to NYC Law School, law firms.
  • Tours of the New York Supreme Court.

Experience Practical Projects

  • Hands-On Projects: Participate in immersive projects in your chosen field, gaining essential skills and knowledge.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with passionate students from around the globe in New York's vibrant summer program.
  • Small Group Collaboration: Work closely in groups of about seven, guided by experts from diverse industries.
  • Expert Mentors: Learn from seasoned professionals offering expertise and insider perspectives.
  • Quality Instructors: Every educator is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their wisdom.
  • Learning Adventure: Our aim is to provide an unparalleled educational experience as a premier academic summer programme in New York.

Sample Modules and Discussions:

1) Theory & Research: Investigate the essence of law, its power, and delve into international, tort, criminal, and contract law. Utilize skills to research and present real-life case studies.

2) Practical Experience: Engage with New York's legal framework through visits to federal courts, courthouses, and law firms. Observe legal proceedings and visit iconic sites like City Hall and the New York State Supreme Court.

3) Real-World Project: Analyze case studies and apply theoretical knowledge in a simulated courtroom setting. Develop and present arguments using public speaking, debating, and critical thinking skills.

4) Professional Development: Gain insights into law careers through lectures and discussions with experts from prestigious universities and top law firms. Learn about traditional and emerging pathways in the legal profession.

Sample Tutors

Ann Kristin Glenster:

  • Senior Policy Advisor for Technology Governance and Law at the University of Cambridge Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers:

  • Abi Oyepitan - Former Olympian: A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Dr Lynda Shaw - Neuroscientist & entrepreneur: A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success

  • Dr Nigel Warburton - Philosopher, author & journalist: How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?​​


  • Airport Transfer Fee: £95 each way


  • No Academic Requirements: No specific academic prerequisites for attending the programme.

  • English Proficiency Suggestion: Recommended to have at least an upper-intermediate (B2) level of English for managing the challenging syllabus.

Tutors are informed of participants’ educational backgrounds and will consider this during the academic sessions. All subjects and programmes are taught at a level that is appropriate for participants.


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