Liberty University School of Law and Liberty Counsel are hosting the 2008 TeenPact Judicial (TPJ) program this week on the Liberty University campus. TeenPact is an organization that allows students to learn the principles of law from those who know it best — practitioners and professors of law. This is the 11th year the TeenPact Judicial program has been presented at a national law school and is the first time Liberty University School of Law and Liberty Counsel have hosted this program.
David Barber, Program Director for TeenPact, describes the week-long conference as “a hands-on, on-site program that teaches high-school students about law and the judicial system from a distinctly Biblical worldview. Throughout the week students participate in presentations from expert professors at Liberty University School of Law and attorneys from Liberty Counsel as they prepare oral arguments for a moot court tournament at the end of the week.
The program includes lectures on a broad range of legal subjects, including Foundations of Law, Property, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy, and the court system. Many of the topics presented not only provide the students a good introduction to these areas of law, but many of these topics are core legal topics tested on many state bar exams.
The second half of the week is dedicated to the TPJ Moot Court tournament. In TPJ Moot Court, students moot a case before a variety of judges and apply what they have learned during the week.