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NBA Law Camp - NBA Gives Back!

Participants must be between 14 and 17 year of age, entering the 9th and through 11th grade. Tuition for the Camp will vary depending upon family income and covers transportation to and from Washington, DC; housing; meals; educational materials; and expenses for field trips. Campers will be housed on the campus of Howard University and live in a protected campus environment. The camp provides students with an exciting academic and social agenda, which includes field trips in the Washington, DC area. The competitive highlight of the camp is the Evett L. Simmons Mock Trial Competition.

FYI - this is NBA, the National Bar Association, not basketball. The NBA consists of mostly African American lawyers.


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NBA Law Camp - NBA Gives Back!

Do you know of a high school student interested in the law? Students can spend a week with NBA lawyers and judges learning how to draft documents and argue before judges.

http://www.nationalbar.org/lawcamp/index.shtml

The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp was established by the National Bar Association to provide students entering the ninth through eleventh grades (between the ages of 14 and 17) with an introduction to the American judicial system.

The campers descended upon the campus of Howard University where they were introduced to law school and learned some of the skills required to be an effective lawyer. The campers are paired with college and law students, professors,
and practicing attorneys to serve as mentors as they continue through high school, college and law school.

The camp provides students with an exciting academic and social agenda, which includes field trips in the Washington, DC area. The competitive highlight of the camp is the Evett L. Simmons Mock Trial Competition. The four winners of this competition are invited to the NBA'sAnnual Convention. The most telling compliment from campers is the request to return for another summer.

Goal of The Camp

More than 90 percent of this nation's lawyers are white, as are more than 80 percent of the students enrolled in law school. Yet, more than 30 percent of the United States is comprised of people of color. Projections are that by the year 2050, more than half of the people of this country will be of color. It is imperative that we begin now to direct students, while they are young, to seek careers in legal profession. Thus, there is need on the part of bar associations of color to "grow attorneys." If America is to become a true country of inclusion, the legal system must lead the way. This can be done only when diverse groups of people bring their culture, ethnic, and social backgrounds into the equation.

The Faculty and Staff

The faculty for the camp includes members of the National Bar's Law Professors Division and visiting guest lecturers. The Law
Professors Division consists of professors and deans of several U.S. law schools, who are experienced, professional legal educators and clinical supervisors. The National Bar Association's Law Students Division members, college students, will act as teaching assistants and student monitors. The program has one full-time executive director with experience in the creation, operation, and marketing of youth camps. Part-time administrative staff assists the executive director.

Selection of Campers and Tuition

Participants must be between 14 and 17 year of age, entering the 9th and through 11th grade. Campers will be housed on the campus of Howard University and live in a protected campus environment. The Camp will have an open enrollment policy and be available to students from across the country; however, emphasis will be on enabling low-income students of color. Campers are selected by the Crump Law Committee. Tuition for the Camp will vary depending upon family income and number of dependents in the family. (See Tuition Fee Schedule on Application)

The tuition covers transportation to and from Washington, DC; housing; meals; educational materials; and expenses for field trips. However, students who are required to pay full tuition must also pay for their transportation to and from Washington, DC.