Pre-Law Camp


Deadline Extended: Apply Now

June 27 - July 1, 2022

Pre-Law Virtual Academy Application Dates 

Application Opens December 1st 
Early Consideration Deadline: March 1st 

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 including all new cases for the 5th 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
  • Challenge yourself as you take on a role in the camp's featured program: Mock Trial 
  • Talk with State and Federal Judges and watch a live federal proceeding
  • Learn how to research cases and prepare documents as part of the mock trial
  • Meet virtually with forensic experts and learn about their role within a case
  • Learn about Criminal & Civil Cases, timelines and components

Special Guest Speaker to be announced! 

Who can attend?

For students entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2022.  

What does the cost cover?  

  • The cost of $195 dollars (camperships possible) covers the webinars, lectures, guest speakers and support for the full week, admission to our virtual tours & camp materials including a camp branded crate and BGSU Pre-Law T-Shirt. 

Camp Crate & Workbook Materials 

The Camp Crate will come with all materials needed for the week long program including all case studies and mock trial materials. Addtionally a supplemental workbook that includes many of the resources, worksheets, and notes from all of the guest speakers will be provided

A Glimpse of some of the items & activities include: 

  • BGSU® Pre-Law  T-Shirt 
  • Pocket Constitution 
  • Mock Trial Case Materials 
  • Additional Cases 
  • Activity items 


*All Sessions conducted via ZOOM  

8:45 - Pre Law Counselor Camp Overview & Opening Activity 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome & Program Overview

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Inside the Wood County Court House 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Objective of Mock Trial & it’s Process 


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mock Trial - Finding and Interpreting Evidence 

Application Requirements 

  • Complete the application form & answers to questions

Application Dates & Deadlines  

  • Application opens December 1, 2021 
  • Early Decision Deadline: March 1st 
    • Applicants notified by March 15 
  • General Deadline: April 1st 
    • Applicants notified by April 15  

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 $25.00 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.


  •  Camp Week: June 27, 2022       Payment Due: May 18, 2022
  • *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 18, 2022
  • 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.

Updated: 04/15/2022 12:01PM