Introduction to Torts for High School Students

Also Available: Prove it! Introduction to Evidence, Introduction to Law

Available to high school age students, Introduction to Torts is an interactive survey of the law of civil tort liability--the law of negligence. This course fosters logical thinking and analysis. No prior legal knowledge is necessary.

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Program Highlights:

  • Emphasizes logical thinking and writing
  • Addresses many Virginia S.O.L. requirements for U.S. Government

Methodology: This program consists primarily of discussion between the professor and the students using an entertaining and non-threatening version of Socratic dialog, often based on real world cases. Students who complete the program with satisfactory homework completion will receive a certificate of attendance.

Who is Eligible to Attend?: This program is designed for bright, inquisitive, and disciplined students in the age range customarily found in the 9th through 12th grades. Students outside that age range may attend at the discretion of the professor. The class will consist of no more than 25 students.


William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA

Dates and Times:

Option One: June 29 - 30, 2017: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Option Two: July 10 - 11, 2017: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


$190.00 per student (a small number of scholarships may be available)


Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, William and Mary Law School

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