Explore the American legal system and a career in law. Experience college life on a scenic Maine campus, and make friends from across the country. Earn college credit!
Experience college life on the Maine coast this summer in UNE’s new Early College Pre-Law Program.
Are you looking for a challenging program that will give you valuable college experience?
Does spending two weeks living and learning on a college campus sound exciting?
Would you like to earn 3 college credits before you even enter college?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, UNE Early College is the program for you!
"What will I do in the Early College Pre-Law/Trial Advocacy Program?"
Students will be introduced to the American legal system and study various legal subjects, such as Contract Law, Tort Law, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law while gaining an understanding of how the court system operates. Program participants will take trips to visit the Biddeford District or Alfred Superior court to watch a trial, (trial schedules permitting).
After studying the American legal system and case law for background, students will be placed on a mock trial team where they will take on the role of attorneys and witnesses. During the course, teams will learn the basics regarding the rules of evidence, when objections are appropriate, how to direct and cross-examine a witness, and how to prepare opening and closing statements. The course will conclude with each team presenting their case in front of real attorneys.
You will meet with UNE Admissions and Financial Aid Representatives, who will give you valuable advice on the college application process and financial aid options. You will live in a dorm, enjoy UNE’s many recreational facilities (6-lane swimming pool, soccer fields, basketball courts, kayaks, and our very own sandy beach), and explore the scenic coast of Maine.
You will take exciting trips, meet new people and make lasting friendships!
Exciting Early College Field Trips & Events:
- Join a whale watching boat out of Kennebunkport.
- Visit local beaches and landmarks.
- Go to a Portland Seadogs baseball game.
- Browse the Portland Waterfront & the "Old Port."