Students who participated in Monroe College’s Summer Law Program will have a lot more to show for their summer vacation than photographs and tan lines when they resume their high school studies in September.
“At first it was just about the three credits I was going to receive,” said Ashleigh Livingston, 17, a senior at Hempstead High school in Long Island. “But shortly after the program got underway, I realized that I had begun a whole new journey towards making decisions about my future.”
For two weeks, high school students participated in a college-level, three-credit course on the New Rochelle campus that included interactive lectures and discussions with seasoned criminal justice professionals. Additionally, field trips were taken to forensics and ballistics labs, police departments and jails, and the courtroom of The Honorable James W. Hubert, Judge of the Westchester County Court, White Plains, who presided over a mock trial based on an actual case used in law schools across the country.
But it wasn’t all work, all of the time. There were recreational outings tied in with the program’s theme, including trips to the Broadway show, “Legally Blonde,” a murder mystery dinner theatre, and the “Bodies” exhibit at South Street Seaport.
For information about the 2008 Summer Law Program contact Dean Karenanne Carty at 914-740-6429.