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Pre-College Summer Programs Series - Part 3 | Political Science/Pre-Law Programs

The programs shared this week are designed to help students gain an understanding and appreciation for the complexities of politics and international relations.

Equal Justice Under the Law, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Who can apply?

  • High School Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0

What will they learn?

  • Students will follow landmark cases, pocket vetoes, and constitutional amendments backwards to their points of origin in state legislatures, appellate courts, and grassroots activism. They will reverse engineer a legal outcome to guarantee its success in a final simulation and bench argument.

Application deadline: May 15, 2023

Session dates: July 16-August 4, 2023

Tuition: $2,660, Residential Fee: $2,120 Foreign Policy Academy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Who can apply?

  • Rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of at least 2.0

What will they learn?

  • Students will develop their critical thinking and interpretive skills while examining key international crises and world leaders' responses and policy choices in a global arena. They will also analyze the factors that affect the decision-making process and theories and methods used to formulate and implement policies.

Application deadline: May 15, 2023

Session dates: June 11-30, 2023

Tuition and fees: $6,950 (includes housing, tuition, and meals)

The United States Supreme Court: The 2022-2023 Term in Review, Brown University, Providence, RI

Who can apply?

  • Students completing grades 9 to 12, ages 14 to 18 by June 18, 2023

What will they learn?

  • Students will read and evaluate significant decisions from the 2022-2023 U.S. Supreme Court term, thinking specifically about the impact of holdings upon immigrants, racial and religious minority groups, women, and LGBTQ+ groups. They will study cases with attention to the Court's view of the meaning and protected scope of civil rights and civil liberties. What did the Court decide, and what exactly is noteworthy about the recent review term, especially regarding affirmative action, free speech, the doctrine of separation of church and state, and the rights of immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ groups?

Application deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Session dates: July 10 - July 21

Tuition and fees: $4,987 (includes meals, housing, and access to fitness/athletic/aquatics centers)

Summer Challenge Seminars, Boston University, Boston, MA

Who can apply?

  • Rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors

What will they learn?

  • Choosing two noncredit seminars (one morning, one afternoon) from criminal justice to international politics, students will participate in lectures, discussions, individual and group work, project-based assignments, and field trips. Small class sizes ensure ample attention from experienced college instructors as they meet the challenges of college-level study. Each seminar culminates in a final class presentation.

Application deadline: Rolling admissions

Session dates: June 18-June 30; July 9-July 21; July 23-August 4, 2023

Tuition and fees: $4,550

Political Science Summer Institute, UCLA Precollege Summer Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Who can apply?

  • 8th-12th graders in Spring 2023

What will they learn?

  • The purpose of this course is to provide students with basic facts about American politics, some explanation of the logic of American politics and an introduction to how social scientists learn about the world.

Enrollment deadline: Open enrollment, June 15

Session dates: June 25-July 15, 2023

Tuition and fees: $3,460 + registration fee of $350

Next week, we will share Pre-Med and Health Science summer programs.

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