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Summer Academy of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

Address: Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Description Summer Academy of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Year of foundation: 1740
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Age of students: 14-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: summer academic camp
  • Accommodation type: full board.

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest universities in the United States, a member of the Ivy League, which every summer invites future lawyers to get a unique, intellectually rich learning experience at the Penn Law Pre-College Academy. The UPenn Pre-School Law Academy allows you to attend university-level courses with highly qualified teachers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Penn Law Pre-College Academy adheres to a selective policy, the course accepts candidates with high academic performance, bright personal qualities (leadership, ability to defend their position) who are able to contribute to the university community in the future. The decision on admission to the academy is made by the admissions office of Penn Law Pre-College. Studying in one of the best educational institutions in America, living in a real campus and summer on the East Coast will allow you to gain maximum knowledge, to get an idea of student life, to try yourself in communication with people from different cultures, nations and languages.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Summer Academy of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

Program name
05.07.2020 -25.07.2020
from 9 999 $ / 3 weeks

Penn Law Pre-College Academy - July 7-27

The Penn Law Pre-College Academy is the only academy offering 3 weeks of tuition from the best teachers in the oldest US law school. It offers a rigorous academic program providing an introduction to the American legal system, which studies how the law is practiced in the United States.

The program includes such areas of study as:

  • Law on Entrepreneurship
  • Human rights
  • Legal protection.

Learning objectives:

  • Development of communication, analytical, leadership qualities
  • Formation of building skills convincing argument
  • Understanding how the law is practiced in the real world
  • Creating a solid foundation for starting a career as a lawyer, businessman, diplomat, politician.

Penn Law Pre-College Academy class schedule


First week two

Third week

Legal module

  • Contracts - contracting, proposing, accepting, reviewing, remedies
  • Offenses, liability - legal obligations, violation, causation, damages and liability for products
  • Constitutional Law - First Amendment, Fourth Amendment
  • Criminal law - criminal intent, the commission of a crime, the burden of proof, protection
  • Law on Entrepreneurship - the unit is devoted to issues related to the Law on Entrepreneurship, start-ups, intellectual property, negotiations, drawing up contracts, running their own business.
  • Human rights and legal protection - the unit studies institutions, instruments for applying modern American, international humanitarian law: human trafficking, refugee status, transitional justice, gender equality, pressing civil, political, social, economic issues related to human rights

Additional disciplines

  • Biology of antidepressants
  • Media, social movements
  • Anthropology
  • College preparation
  • Critical approach to popular culture
  • Cinema
  • Environmental science
  • Essay writing in college
  • Public performance
  • art
  • The photo
  • City Justice
  • Changing of the climate
  • Genetics
  • Computer science


  • The first and second weeks include the study of doctrinal legal subjects, the formation of an understanding of the American legal system, the development of legal thinking skills.
  • An additional module includes the study of a wide range of non-law academic disciplines at the undergraduate level.
  • The third week is focused on the most pressing legal issues of the US legal field.

As part of the course, students attend lectures, seminars, hold discussions, receive homework assignments. According to the results of the work, students can receive letters of recommendation.

Accommodation, housing and food

UPenn Summer offers foreign students accommodation in modern comfortable residences. Students are accommodated in deluxe rooms for 2-4 people, the rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi. Residents can use the laundry, rental of linen.

Students receive a complete, balanced meal twice a day on weekdays and sundays. The menu includes vegetarian, gluten-free dishes, portions are unlimited. Saturday is the day of trips, activities outside the campus, so meals are organized by students in local cafes, the choice of which is very large, and the cuisine is varied.

Events Summer Academy of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

Members of UPenn Summer not only receive educational experience, but also attend a large number of extracurricular, evening activities, trips, and excursions. This part of the summer camp program is aimed at obtaining diverse experiences, full-fledged ideas about student life. The camp offers the following options for the after-school program:

  • Walk in the amusement park Hersheypark
  • Beach day in jersey shor
  • Day trips to New York, Washington DC
  • Philadelphia Bus Tour
  • Campus activities (field football, lacrosse, soccer, track, softball)
  • Pool
  • Fitness center and gym
  • Karaoke
  • Arts and crafts
  • Movie nights
  • Museum of Pennsylvania University.


The University of Pennsylvania offers a summer study program at the Penn Law Pre-College Academy, which allows you to make the best transition from high school to college, to prepare for study in one of the most difficult, prestigious areas - jurisprudence. The camp program is complex, it allows students to get serious academic skills, to attend sports activities, take part in recreational activities, excursions. This approach provides future UPen applicants with an introduction to student life.

The university, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740, honors its heritage and traditions. As one of the first institutions of higher education in America, UPenn is one of the top world, American university rankings. Graduates of the educational institution included Nobel laureates, Guggenheim, Fulbright, Rhodes scholars, Pulitzer Prize winners. Students of the University of Pennsylvania in different years were Donald J. Trump (current and 45th President of the United States), William J. Brennan (Supreme Council Judge), Robert J. Schiller (Nobel Prize Winner), Warren Buffet (Business Tycoon, Investor and Philanthropist ). The Florida campus hosted American, international students from 44 states and 70 countries.

The UPenn Campus is located in the university district of Philadelphia over an area of over 300 acres. The vibrant atmosphere of the campus with clubs, coffee shops, shops helps to feel part of the university community. Campers visit the center of Florida, East Coast cities, beaches and local attractions.

Equipment Summer Academy of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

On the campus there is a large number of recreational, sports and entertainment facilities, where the entrance to the participants of summer programs is opened:

  • David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center (open only for students aged 15 and over)
  • Pool sherr poole
  • Franklin field
  • Hamlin Tennis Center
  • Penn Park.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Extra charges:

  • Application
  • Registration fee
  • Student ticket
  • Flights, airport transfer
  • Books, educational materials, course supplements.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 USD
  • Study materials 95 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The decision to enroll students in the camp takes the leadership of the Penn Law Pre-College Academy. Formal requirements:

  • Age of students: from 14 years
  • Knowledge of English - TOEFL level 100iBt.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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