Pre-Law Virtual Academy

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Pre-Law Virtual Academy (Virtual)              

June 28 - July 2 2021                                              APPLY NOW 


Are you interested in law and what it takes to become a lawyer? Can you picture yourself in front of a courtroom? Then start your journey now with the BGSU’s Pre-Law Camp and experience what it is like to be a part of the legal community. At Pre-Law Camp you’ll have the chance to hear from law students, law professors, and other legal professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines within the field including criminal law, corporate law, and public interest law. Campers will learn about legal concepts and language, explore a law library, and test their skills in a mock trial event.

Returning campers welcome as the camp has been redesigned for its fourth year!

What kinds of activities do campers get to do?

  • Ever wonder what taking an online college course would be like, explore the BGSU Pre Law Virtual Academy and find out.
  • Course led by BGSU Faculty, Pre-Law Students, and BGSU Pre-Law graduates
  • Prepare for a career in law by learning the basics of the legal profession
  • Participant in a Mock Trial 
  • Talk with State and Federal Judges
  • Watch a live federal proceeding
  • Learn how to research cases and prepare documents
  • Dig Deeper into the movie Dark Waters Movie and learn more about the real Ohio Case
  • Meet virtually with forensic experts and learn about their role within a case
  • Learn about Criminal & Civil Cases, timelines and components

Who can attend?

For students entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2021 and current 2021 High School Graduates.  

What does the cost cover?  

  • Webinar Virtual Academy & Course Kit: $175

Application Requirements 

  • Complete the application form & answers to questions

Application Dates & Deadlines  

  • Final Deadline to apply: April 30, 2021
  • WAITLIST APPLICATION: May 24th, 2021 
  • First wave applicants will be notified by March 15 of acceptance 
  • Final wave applicants will be notified by May 5, 2021
  • WAITLIST APPLICANTS will be notified by June 1, 2021 

Cancellation Policy

  • All programs, or camps within a program, may be subject to minimum enrollment and may be canceled if enrollment minimum is not met. In the event of a cancelled program all fees and registration costs will be refunded.
  • Campers may withdraw their application anytime. 
  • Deposits are non-refundable 


To reserve your seat in camp a $20.00 non-refundable deposit is due within 10 days of receiving your camp acceptance. Participants who do not pay the deposit by the tenth day are removed and placed on the waitlist.  A deposit made after the 10th day does not guarantee a seat and must be approved.


  • Full payment must be received no less than 8 weeks from the first day of the program.
  •  Camp Week: June 28, 2021       Payment Due: May 19, 2021
  • *Please contact the office to request a payment plan if needed.


Forms will be collected via CampDocs. Information with a link to the site will be sent with your acceptance.

  • BGSU Waiver
  • BGSU Media Release
  • Camp Rules & Policies 


If a registration is canceled, the individual or organization making the original CAMP payment will receive:

  • Full refund minus deposit if cancelation occurs on or before May 19, 2021
  • 75% refund minus deposit if cancelation occurs  21 days or more to the start of camp.
  • 50% refund minus depost if cancelation occurs between 14 days and 21 days to the start of camp.

No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received 14 days or less prior to the start date of the program. Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund.