Week-long Immersion Program Provides Students Interested in a Career in Law with a Glimpse of What Law School and the Legal Field is Like
IRVINE, Calif. – February 5, 2016 – University of California, Irvine School of Law, in collaboration with University of California, Irvine Extension today announced that registration for The High School Summer Institute in Law program will begin on April 29, 2016. This unique week-long program offers high school students an opportunity to explore the American legal system, gain foundational knowledge of how law influences the nation and local community, and learn and practice relevant skills. The program will run from Aug. 8 through Aug. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and will be held on the UC Irvine School of Law campus. For those interested in learning more about the program, an informational webinar is scheduled for Friday, March 18 from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. PST.
“Designed to be a rigorous college-prep program, the High School Summer Institute in Law curriculum is specifically developed by UCI Law faculty to provide students with legal knowledge as well as analytical and communication techniques that will help them during their academic pursuits,” said Ian Gibson, Esq., director of Law & Finance at UC Irvine Extension. “In addition to having the incredible experience of learning from UCI Law’s renowned faculty, students will gain a broad range of immediately applicable academic and professional skills.”
The High School Summer Institute in Law program was created for high school juniors and seniors who are looking to prepare for higher education and have a rigorous and memorable experience. This is an ideal opportunity for those seeking to enhance their college application, who aspire to work in law, and want practice in public speaking, writing, and analytical reasoning. Participants will also develop persuasion techniques, build negotiation skills, and learn about their legal rights and those of others.
Upon finishing the program, a certificate of completion will be awarded to students by UCI School of Law and UCI Extension. The program fee is $1,110, which includes materials and light refreshments. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available and applications are due by June 19, 2016. Parents of participating students are invited to attend the program closing event on Aug. 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., where Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI School of Law Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, will be providing closing remarks.
To learn more about the program from Erwin Chemerinsky, view this video. To RSVP for the informational webinar on March 18, visit here. For more information, to enroll in the week-long summer program or to apply for a scholarship, visit High School Summer Institute in Law Program or call (949) 824-4598.
About UC Irvine School of Law
UCI Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers, who are driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law is a collegial environment, with a faculty that is comprised of accomplished, nationally ranked thought leaders from around the country with a broad range of expertise. More about the Law School is available at law.uci.edu.
About UCI Division of Continuing Education
The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning
opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s
60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after
graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and
sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site
delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free
Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the
UCI Open initiative.
For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.
About the University of California, Irvine
Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.
The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier
research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000
students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most
economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing
$5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit