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Pre-Law Camp for the Aspiring Lawyer (Ages 14-18)

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Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
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5.0
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An introduction to the legal profession for the aspiring lawyer.

Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
  • Learners will learn how to interpret U.S. law. Students will learn to examine current legal issues critically.
I am a judge, former federal prosecutor, policy counsel, and college and law school professor. My bachelor's degree is from the State University of New York at Albany in Political Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I also earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Buffalo. I have nearly 30 years of experience as a litigator, policy counsel, and law professor. 
  
I strive to teach social studies, civics, and history in a way that inspires and entertains while fostering curiosity and critical thinking. As a proud father of three, I’ve spent the past couple of years getting used to the post-Covid homeschool experience. 
As required by Outschool regarding I have significant expertise in conflict resolution and mediation. I have received mediation training as part of my legal degree and receive continuing education training in both mediation and conflict resolution to retain my legal licensure. I have participated in several mediation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. I have provided training in conflict resolution and de-escalation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. In 2020 I co-taught a class on mediation at the Univerity of Maryland, School of Social Work.  
Homework Offered
I will provide worksheets to be completed individually prior to class. There will also be a required reading of 4-5 pages every class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
I will provide worksheets to be completed individually prior to class. There will also be a required reading of 4-5 pages every 2nd class which will be provided.   
Students will be expected and required to respect different views and experiences. To this end, we will look at legal issues from varying perspectives, with a focus on objective and provable facts. Source material will include judicial decisions, legislative reports, and videos. 
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I am a judge, former federal prosecutor, policy counsel, and college and law school professor. My bachelor's degree is from the State University of New York at Albany in Political Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I also earned a... 
Group Class

$100

for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
1-6 learners per class

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