Insights: U.S. Legal System Certificate Program

Insights programs are in-depth, five-day professional development programs for international and U.S. students, legal educators, and legal professionals.

Join expert Boston College Law School faculty for a 5-day introduction to the U.S. legal system, to the role of the lawyer in the U.S., and to legal problem-solving. Through simulated problems, learn how civil and criminal cases are handled in the U.S., and about the facilitative role lawyers play in business transactions. Sessions are interactive; participants will engage in a mock trial, among other activities.

 


Insights: U.S. Legal System

August 10-14, 2020

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020

Registration to come

Program Fee: $1,000 USD

Domestic Participants:

All sales are final; no refunds. Registrations may not be transferred to another person or to another course, workshop, or program.

International Participants: 

If you determine that a visa is required for your travel, please email continuinged@bc.edu to request an invitation letter from us to apply for a visa. We will need your full legal name and your current address for the letter. In addition, please register and pay the $1,000 USD registration fee so that you are guaranteed a place in the program. If your VISA is denied, or your travel is restricted due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus a $100 USD administrative fee. Refunds will not be offered later than two weeks before the program start date. Please note that we cannot offer individual advice on whether a visa is required.

General Information:

All programming will occur at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459.

The program fee includes approximately 5 to 6 hours per day of instruction and small group discussions, all program materials, and breakfast and lunch each day.

Participants are responsible for all other expenses, including travel and visa expenses, insurance, housing, local transportation, and any meals or other items not listed above.

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Law Insights Summer 2019

U.S. Legal System Program Testimonials, August 2019 Program:

- “I am very grateful for the warm welcome and the family spirit at BC.

- “I really appreciated the program and I think I learned a lot that I can use on a daily basis as a labor litigation lawyer in Brazil. Thank you!"

- “This week was the best gift that I gave myself in life. I'm more in love with American law because I know about the legal system here. The teachers were wonderful, I made new friends, and I loved the content and space at BC. The idea of this program is wonderful and the goal was reached. I loved this experience and it helped me to grow as a lawyer and as a person.


Foundations: An Introduction to U.S. Legal Analysis

August 17-26, 2020

Registration Deadline: July 17, 2020

Registration to Come

Program Fee: $1,600 USD

This eight-day program will allow participants to engage in legal analysis and problem solving by reviewing legal problems in depth. Students will explore how to gather facts, craft a theory of the case, understand and synthesize precedent, and write an analysis. The program will consist of 12 classroom sessions devoted to problem analysis and 3-4 additional sessions on substantive topics and the U.S. legal system in action. We will also attend hearings at the Federal District Court.

General Information:

All programming will occur at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459.

The program fee includes approximately 5 hours per day of instruction and small group discussions, all program materials, an introduction to U.S. legal research resources available on the internet (i.e., free research resources), and breakfast and lunch each day.

Participants are responsible for all other expenses, including travel and visa expenses, insurance, housing, local transportation, and any meals or other items not listed above.

Insights: U.S. Legal System Instructors


Certificate Pricing

Insights: U.S. Legal System 
 

The program fee for Insights: U.S. Legal System is $1,000 USD.

Registration to come

Foundations: An Introduction to U.S. Legal Analysis

The program fee for Foundations is $1,600 USD.

Registration to come