National Civics and Law Academy


    The NCLA provides a select group of students from diverse communities with an opportunity to spend four days focused on understanding the relationship that law, policies, people, and institutions have in shaping public policy in our country.

    If you would like to learn more about the Academy and get a glimpse of what students experience, watch the video or download a PDF copy of our 2013, 2014 , 2015 , or 2016 photo books.

    What do student gain from attending the Academy?

    • Access to leaders in law and government in Washington, D.C. in a small group setting.
    • Opportunities to participate in public policy discussions through seminars and workshops.
    • Knowledge of the pathways available to pursue a legal education and law-related career.
    • Interaction with peers from throughout the country.





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