Summer Camps

USF Mock Trial: Cybercrime and Law (Grades 10-12)

This mock trial experience will familiarize high school students with law and jurisprudence, the American justice system, and effective trial advocacy techniques. Students will also gain an understanding of the legal challenges posed by the ever-evolving digital landscape. This course is ideal for students who are considering a career in law or are interested in developing essential legal skills. No prior mock trial or public speaking experience is necessary. All students will learn about persuasive oral presentation, thinking on their feet, and legal analysis.

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The mock trial experience will cover basic concepts of law, courtroom demeanor, opening and closing arguments, cross examination, courtroom exhibits, evidentiary trial objections, and witness portrayal. Students will have the opportunity to analyze digital evidence, craft persuasive arguments, and take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses. Beyond the courtroom, students will participate in team-building activities and workshops and meet like-minded high school students who share their enthusiasm for law, technology, and justice.  

Students will work with Dr. Fawn Ngo, Associate Professor of Criminology and former Faculty Advisor for USF Sarasota-Manatee Criminology Club and Speech and Debate Club, and Ms. Katherine Holman, former state prosecutor. 

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Camp Details

Camp Director: Dr. Fawn Ngo and Katherine Holman
Location: USF Tampa
Grades Levels: 10th - 12th grade

Contact Information

Phone Number: (813) 974-3355