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Thomas D. Horne Leadership In The Law Program


Law CampThe Thomas D. Horne Leadership in the Law Program provides students with a unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about the legal system. It is designed to afford rising high school students the opportunity to work with local judges, lawyers, law clerks and other professionals to learn about the law, and applicants should be well-rounded individuals who are motivated and eager to learn.

Participants in the program will be introduced to the practice of criminal and civil law, courtroom procedures, crime scene investigation and the handling and preservation of evidence. Instruction and hands-on demonstrations are provided by experienced practitioners and team-building skills are emphasized throughout the program. Student will also participate in recreational activities which, in past years included a rope course, volleyball, soccer, rafting and salsa dancing.

Student legal teams will receive a case outline, study the facts, visit the crime scene, interview witnesses and experts, analyze evidence, develop exhibits and prepare witnesses and experts for trial. The program will culminate in a jury trial in which students assume the roles of lawyers. A sitting Circuit Court Judge will preside over the trial.

Students will stay overnight at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia and will be transported daily to the Courthouse Complex in Leesburg for active participation in the legal system. Due to the support of the Fauquier and Loudoun County Bar Associations, as well as private donations, the program is offered to students at no cost.

Students interested in participating in the 2017 program can download the Program Application here. Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than April 4, 2017.

2018 Program Application