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USAO Academy - Summer Law Camp

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The Summer Law Camp is an opportunity for high school students interested in pursuing a career in the law to learn more about the legal profession. This interactive, free of  charge, three-day program taught by career federal prosecutors is designed to provide an overview of the American Criminal Justice System; introduce participants to the Federal Rules of Evidence; and encourage students to think as lawyers. Participants will also have an opportunity to take a field trip to the United States Federal Courthouse and participate in a mock trial competition.

Camp dates: June 24 to June 26, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Application deadline: April 30, 2024. 
Acceptance notifications: May 10, 2024 

This course is free of charge. Space is limited. You must complete and submit an application form. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the U.S. Attorney’s Office Summer Law Camp?

The Summer Law Camp is an opportunity for high school students interested in pursuing a career in the law to learn about the legal profession. Taught by federal prosecutors, students attending this interactive program will be introduced to the American Justice System and criminal, civil, and appellate law; take a field trip to the United States Federal Courthouse; and participate in a mock trial competition.

When and where is the camp?

Camp dates are June 24 to June 26, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Camp Location:

U.S. Attorney’s Office
Carillon Building
227 West Trade Street
Suite 1650
Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information regarding student pick-up/drop-off will be provided to registered students upon acceptance to the program.

What is the COVID-19 protocol?

In accordance with the Department of Justice’s Updated COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocol, masks are required when COVID-19 Community Levels rise to “High.” Accordingly, if at the beginning of the camp or during the camp COVID-19 Community Levels in Mecklenburg County become “High,” students will be required to wear a mask while in a federal facility.

Where and how can participants register for the program?

Registration deadline is April 30, 2024. Completed application is required. Space is limited. 

What is the duration of the program?

This is a half-day, three-day program.

Where can parents/guardians drop off and pick up students?

Participants will be dropped off and picked up in front of the Carillon Building in Charlotte. Additional information and logistics, including pick-up and drop-off, and parking locations will be provided to the students who have been accepted to the program. 

What if I have additional questions?

For additional questions please send an email to USANCW.USAOAcademy@usdoj.gov.

 

Updated February 25, 2024