The National Civics & Law Academy Experience

About the Academy


The National Civics & Law Academy offers students a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is a unique and extraordinary opportunity for young people to visit the nation’s capital to experience “close up” law, government, and the justice system in the United States.


What do students gain from attending the Academy?

  • Access to leaders in law and government 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 legal career.
  • Interaction with peers from throughout the country.

Students examine public policy issues from diverse perspectives, develop citizenship and leadership skills, and meet peers from throughout our nation. Students visit museums and monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, National Archives, and the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. .

Curious? Check out a sample schedule

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