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"The best way to predict your future is to create it."

–Abraham Lincoln

WORLD LAWYERS ACADEMY 

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World Lawyers Academy is a two-week course introducing 15-18 year-olds to high-level concepts in law, and is designed and taught by a world-leading legal scholar. Whether you are already set on a career in law or are simply curious about the legal profession, World Lawyers Academy will instill you with key legal insights and show you a clear path to academic and law school success.

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WORLD LAWYERS

ACADEMY

CURRICULUM

Class 1: Legal Ethics & the Philosophy of Law

Class 2: The History of Law

Class 3: Legal Systems

Class 4: Criminal Law

Class 5: Law and Economics

Class 6: Constitutions

Class 7: Human Rights

Class 8: Commercial Law

Class 9: International Law

Class X: Mock Trial Challenge

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Explore Law Degrees & Careers

Discover the various specialisms of law, see which areas most appeal to you, and learn how to get into the world's most prestigious law schools

Corporate Law

How do you prevent a counterparty from piercing the corporate veil? Learn how to protect your clients' assets, shield businesses from indemnity, and efficiently navigate government regulations and tax law

World Legal Systems

Discover the commonalities and differences of the world's legal systems, and understand the intrinsic advantages and limitations of each

Environmental Law

Discover how the lack of property rights leads to the destruction of 
natural resources, and how the law can help internalize economic externalities leading to a healthier environment and more prosperous society

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Learn Principles of Jurisprudence

What are the fundamental principles
 that any legal system should abide by, and how do we ensure that justice is blind and that the rule of law reigns supreme? Explore ideals of jurisprudence and compare them to the status quo  

Develop Advocacy Skills

Refine your advocacy and public-speaking skills while arguing on behalf of your simulated clients in our in-class debates and mock-trial competition

Contract Law

How do you compose a durable contract? How do you limit indemnity? 
What happens if a contract is breached? Explore how businesses rely on commercial contracts and enforce their claims

Evaluating Evidence

Deductive reasoning is an integral skill to the practice of law. Learn what makes for a good argument, avoid common logical fallacies, and master how to dissect and dismantle your opponent's case

Your Law Instructor

 

Dr. Ivo Gruev holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, and holds two postgraduate law degrees (MSt, MJur) from the same institution. He is currently a research fellow for the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford.

He has taught law at the University of Oxford and Stanford University, and has provided legal counsel for the United Nations, the International Criminal Court at the Hague, the European Directorate of the German Parliament, and the Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice.

 

He is currently convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Network and a researcher on the JUDICON-EU project. He was previously chairman of Oxford Pro Bono Publico and president of the Grand Union Scholars Association.

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Law Course Testimonials

"Through this program, I was able to study something I had always been passionate about but the depth of which Ivo taught and the discussions we had during our tutorials developed that passion to another level."

–Emily B. (16) Walnut Creek, USA

"These past two weeks have given me an unforgettable experience that have helped me settle my thoughts for university."

–Andrea R. (18) Baltimore, USA

"Ivo was the best tutor and it was a lot that I learnt from him. He answered every question and encouraged us till the end."

–Farida N. (15) Cairo, Egypt

"I loved the course, it was super inspiring."

–Marieke J. (16) Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Best tutor ever! Always answers questions with a high degree of understanding!"

–Stefan K. (17) Linz, Austria

 

"Ivo is a really good teacher that kept me informed and interested all throughout the course."

–Hannah C. (14) Bristol, UK

"The course helped me figure out what I would like to do in the future. I genuinely have a lot of love for politics, democracy, and everything that I had learned over this course."

–Raphael S. (13) Miami, USA

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World Lawyers Academy is delivered synchronously over two weeks in (i) ten live and interactive online classes, and (ii) two one-on-one personalized academic tutorials led by your instructor. The program follows the World Lawyers Academy curriculum and includes:

 

  • Maximum class size six (6) students

  • Individual feedback and academic guidance

  • Daily assignments

  • Collaborative group work

  • Take-home continuing study exercises and resources

  • Letter of Recommendation from your instructor (upon satisfactory participation)

  • Access to video recordings of all ten (10) live classes for future review

  • Complimentary admission to the Career Exploration Academy

  • Course completion certificate

 

Online classes will last approximately two hours and will be delivered on weekdays 12pm-2pm US Pacific Time | 3pm-5pm US Eastern Time | 8pm-10pm British Summer Time.

WORLD LAWYERS ACADEMY
2024 PRICES & DATES

Early enrollment price (by March 31st): $2,695

Standard price: $2,795
 

  • Session 1: Monday June 10th - Friday June 21st 2024

"A mind once stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions."

–Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

DISCOVER LAW ACADEMY

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Discover Law Academy is a two-week course introducing 12-14 year-olds to fundamental concepts in the law, politics, and government, and is designed and taught by a world-leading legal scholar. On the course you'll learn how the law and the government works, what lawyers and politicians do, and if a legal or political career might be right for you.

DISCOVER LAW

ACADEMY

CURRICULUM

Class 1: The Law, Human Rights, and Society

Class 2: History of Political Thought

Class 3: Economic and Political Systems

Class 4: Civil and Criminal Law

Class 5: Business and the Law

Class 6: Introduction to International Relations

Class 7: International Law and Organizations

Class 8: War & Diplomacy

Class 9: Legal & Political Case Studies

Class X: Mock Trial Debate

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Discover the World of Law

Learn about the purpose of law and how sound legal principles serve as the basis for prosperous economies, harmonious communities, and a peaceful world

Explore Different Specialisms of Law

Gain insight into the different areas of law via real life cases, and discover what it takes to become a top legal professional

Business and
the Law

Learn how legal insight and expertise can help add speed, efficiency, and superior execution to business operations in dynamic economic environments

Learn the History of Political Thought

Travel back in time and discover the origins of our modern legal systems, while distilling timeless legal truths from history's most celebrated scholars, 

philosophers, and politicians 

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International Relations

Discover how multinational treaties have shaped our world and the power strategies
 behind international diplomacy, espionage, trade deals, foreign aid, nuclear proliferation, and war

Criminal Law

Understand the nuts and bolts of criminal law including the rights of the accused and the legal criterion for guilt. Learn how to assemble evidence, effectively present your case to a judge, and get the jury to side with your client

Debate Human Rights

Argue on the side of individualists or collectivists to balance the rights of the individual against the needs of society 

Sharpen your Public Speaking Skills

Whether you are a criminal or civil lawyer your ability to present your case will be key to your success. Hone your  public speaking skills as you argue for your client in our in-class debates

Your Law Instructor

 

Filipa Paes is a doctoral candidate in law at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses on analytic legal theory and philosophical logic.

 

She completed her law degree with first class honours from the University of Kent, where she won the Stantons Prize for highest ranking student in her graduating class, the Davis, Simmonds & Donaghey Prize for best performance in the law school, and the Hallet Prize for best dissertation.

 

Filipa currently co-convenes the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group and is a founding and executive member of the Collective of Women in Legal Philosophy. She has taught law at the University of Lisbon School of Law and is a passionate mentor of law school applicants and aspirants.

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DISCOVER LAW

ACADEMY

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Discover Law Academy is delivered synchronously over two weeks in (i) ten live and interactive online classes, and (ii) two one-on-one personalized academic tutorials led by your instructor. The program follows the Discover Law Academy curriculum and includes:

 

  • Maximum class size six (6) students

  • Individual feedback and academic guidance

  • Daily assignments

  • Collaborative group work

  • Take-home continuing study exercises and resources

  • Letter of Recommendation from your instructor (upon satisfactory participation)

  • Access to video recordings of all ten (10) live classes for future review

  • Complimentary admission to the Career Exploration Academy

  • Course completion certificate

Online classes will last approximately two hours and will be delivered on weekdays 9am-11am US Pacific Time | 12pm-2pm US Eastern Time | 5pm-7pm British Summer Time.

DISCOVER LAW ACADEMY
2024 PRICES & DATES

Early enrollment price (by March 31st): $2,695

Standard price: $2,795
 

  • Session 1: Monday June 10th - Friday June 21st 2024

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