Judicial

Judicial

June 24-30, 2018 Lynchburg, VA


Program Director: TBA

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Students: $419

($399 through April 25)

Parents: $279

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Hosted at the beautiful campus of Liberty University School of Law, students attending TeenPact Judicial experience a full-immersion week of law school.

Pre-event study prepares you to jump into a one-of-a-kind intellectual experience wherein you benefit from Law School professors’ interactive lectures on topics including “Introduction to Legal Reasoning” and “Foundations of Law.”  The special emphasis on appreciating the Judeo-Christian roots of our judicial system integrates biblical worldview into both study and conversation.

TeenPact staff and Liberty Law School professors coach students through the appellate process as they analyze facts and issues of a realistic case file, write a legal brief, and craft oral arguments.

The highlight of the week is undoubtedly the two-day Moot Court Tournament where students argue their case against opposing counsel before a panel of judges. Congratulations to the past two Moot Court Tournament Champions: Spencer Rothfuss (’16) and Hope Turner (’17).

Beyond these thrilling academic opportunities, Judicial students enjoy all the distinctive elements of a TeenPact event.  These include morning worship and devotionals, intentional small-group time, afternoon free time, and evening sessions.

If you are looking to deepen your relationship with Christ and continue developing the skills of an effective servant leader, join us for TeenPact Judicial!

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Housing Information

TeenPact Judicial staff, students, and chaperones are privileged to stay on-site in Liberty University’s dorms. Dorms are partially-furnished, apartment suites. Each apartment has four bedrooms (two or three beds and a bathroom in each), a central living-room space, unfurnished kitchen with refrigerator, and laundry facilities (detergent not provided).

Travel Information

Driving: Please arrive at Liberty University between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday, June 24th. Plan to depart between9am and 10am on Saturday, June 30th. Check back in June for the exact address of the dorm where you will check-in upon arrival.

Flying: Please book your flight into either Lynchburg (LYH) or Richmond (RIC) arriving between 11:00am-2:00pm on Sunday, June 24th. TeenPact staff will meet you at baggage claim after your arrival; wear a TeenPact shirt to help us find you! Your flight must depart after 12:00pm Saturday, June 30th. We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter one-and-a-half to two  hours before your departure time.

Log-in to teenpact.com/events to enter or confirm your travel information.

What to Bring
  • Laptop computer, iPad, tablet: not required, but highly recommended for taking notes during lectures as well as brief-writing and drafting oral arguments. If you cannot bring a laptop or other means of digital writing, be prepared to hand-write your on-site assignments until a staff member’s laptop is available to borrow (limited availability). 
  • Bedding (linens not provided; pillow and sleeping bag or twin-size sheets and blankets)
  • Towel and toiletries (linens not provided; hand-towels, bath mat, and extra towel recommended)
  • Bible, notebook, pens, and other office supplies (as desired)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Optional: cash for the TeenPact Store and/or Liberty University Bookstore.
  • Coffeehouse Snack to share (guys bring salty, girls bring sweet).

Remember, we will be media-free during this week so plan on leaving any cell phones, iPods, books, etc. in your suitcase during the week.

What to Expect

Sample Schedule

  • *See requirements for casual, business casual, and transitional professional listed under What to Wear.
  • Sunday, June 24 (casual* )Arrive at the dorm and check-in by 5pm, dinner, opening session
  • Monday, June 25 (business casual*, bring change of clothes for free-time): Breakfast, law school session (lectures), lunch, law school session (brief-writing), free time, dinner, evening session.
  • Tuesday, June 26 (business casual, bring change of clothes for free-time): Breakfast, law school session (lectures), lunch, law school session (brief-writing and oral arguments), free time, dinner, evening session.
  • Wednesday, June 27 (business casual, bring change of clothes for free-time): Breakfast, law school session (lectures), lunch, law school session (brief-writing and oral arguments), free time, dinner, deadline to turn in brief, evening session.
  • Thursday, June 28 (traditional professional*, bring change of clothes for free-time): Breakfast, moot court tournament, lunch, moot court tournament, free time, dinner, evening session.
  • Friday, June 29 (traditional professional, bring change of clothes for free-time): Breakfast, moot court tournament, lunch, moot court tournament, free time, banquet (you will have opportunity to change into extra-nice, if so desired, or traditional professional), closing session.
  • Saturday, June 30 (casual)Breakfast, check out of dorms by 9am, to airports/picked-up by 10am.
What to Wear

To create a distraction-free atmosphere, please bring only clothing that adheres to the TeenPact Dress Code. While at Judicial, plan to dress at specified times one of these three-ways: casual (seven outfits), business casual (three outfits), and traditional professional (two outfits).


Requirements for casual and traditional professional can be found here. Judicial-specific requirements for business casual are as follows:


Business Casual (MondayWednesday) for Guys:


  • We require a collared shirt (polo or button-up; no logos, please).
  • We require khakis, slacks, or a solid, dark wash denim pant (no faded or torn denim; no corduroys, shorts, or cargo pants).
  • We require loafers or dress shoes (no sandals or tennis shoes).
  • Optional: tie and/or blazer.

Business Casual (MondayWednesday) for Girls:

  • We require a dressy shirt or blouse (fabric should not be sheer and must have sleeves; no logos, please).
  • We require dress pants, solid, dark wash denim, or dress/skirt what a hemline that covers the knee when standing (no colorful, faded, or torn denim; no corduroys, leggings, faux leather, or shorts).
  • We require dress shoes (can be heels, flats, etc., no casual sandals or tennis shoes.).
  • Optional: blazer, jacket.

Please direct questions regarding the Judicial dress code to the Assistant Program Director: macaela.bennett@teenpact.com

Friday Awards Banquet

Parents, siblings, and other guests are invited to attend a banquet to honor the 2019 TeenPact Judicial students. We will hear a class-nominated student representative share a bit of what we experienced throughout the event and Professor Rost of Liberty University School of Law will address the class and announce the winners of the moot court tournament.

Time – approx. 6:00-8:30pm, TBA

Guest price – approx. $20 per person, TBA. Registered students and chaperones are pre-paid.

Location – TBA

Note: In light of program activities, students must remain with the TeenPact group until pick-up time on Saturdaymorning. Requests for exceptions can be made to Macaela Bennett (macaela.bennett@teenpact.com). Parents arriving in Lynchburg for the banquet should look to make housing arrangements off-campus as needed. Dorm housing is only available to registered students and registered Chaperones.

Homework

All registered students will receive the Homework Packet two weeks prior to the event. If you are a registered student and have not received the email by Monday, June 11, check with the parent/guardian who completed your event registration as they may have put their personal email in place of yours. 

We can easily resend the Homework Packet if necessary. 

Please 

direct questions regarding the Homework Packet to the Assistant Program Director: macaela.bennett@teenpact.com

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