Full Court: Intro to Law, Crime and Trials

Pre-College Summer program student studying in the library for his Full Court Intro to Law, Crime, and Trials course.


The program will combine a college-level criminology course with outside of class enrichment activities, in partnership with the Judy Genshaft Honors College, designed to introduce high-school students to various legal careers. For the first three weeks, students will spend their mornings in class, Theories of Criminal Behavior, a course that will provide a foundation for the nature and types of crime and its causes. Afternoons will be spent with several panels of current pre-law college students, current law students enrolled at Stetson University Law School, and current attorneys practicing in the Tampa Bay area, where participants can learn about legal education and legal practice. With a shared understanding of crime and criminal behavior, students will build on course material through preparation for and participation in a mock trial competition during the final week of the program.

Program Application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and decisions are typically dispersed between 2-3 weeks from application submission.

The official application deadline has passed. There may still be space within the program. To inquire about space, please email


  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the main ideas of the major criminological theories.
  • Explain the empirical evidence of the major criminological theories.
  • Apply the theories and evidence in a mock trial case competition. 

Program Faculty

  • Dr. Fawn Ngo
  • Cayla Lanier

Program Dates and Times

  • Monday, July 12 – Friday, August 6.
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Program Price

  •  $1,199
  • A $200 deposit will be due after admission, in order to reserve a space in the program. The remaining $999 will be due by Friday, July 16.