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American Legal Experience

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American Legal Experience offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a  focus on the American government and judicial system. Two programs are offered:  Mock Trial, an intensive "courtroom" program offered at Stanford University, Yale and UCLA and Leadership and the Law, a seminar in government, law and leadership held in Washington, D.C. 


American Legal Experience - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Stephen Buettler (Camp Director)

Stephen Buettler — Camp Director

Stephen Buettler is an instructor and public speaking expert with dual degrees in literature and philosophy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In addition to roles as lecturer and...


Education Unlimited - Byron Arthur (Instructor)

Byron Arthur — Instructor

Byron Arthur is a practicing attorney from New Orleans, Louisiana.  As an acclaimed debate coach, he brings the perfect pairing of experience to our Mock Trial and American Legal Experience programs: legal knowledge and expertise combined with impeccable public speaking and critical thinking skills, which he has taught at the high school level...


Education Unlimited - Hershini Gopal (Middle School Instructor)

Hershini Gopal — Middle School Instructor

Hershini is an experienced paralegal and mock trial competitor bound for UCLA School of Law in the fall of 2018.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland. During her undergraduate years, Hershini worked for the United Nations Environmental Programme in Washington D.C. where...


Education Unlimited - Steven Kennedy, JD (Instructor)

Steven Kennedy, JD — Instructor

Steven Kennedy is an acting attorney and adjunct professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Steven has more than 20 years of trial experience in insurance law and civil litigation. He is currently a senior trial attorney for a major national insurance company.  For the past 13 years, Steven has also been an adjunct professor...


Education Unlimited - Marina Shew (Middle School Instructor)

Marina Shew — Middle School Instructor

Marina Shew is a law student at Columbia Law School in New York City.  She has dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from Clemson University in South Carolina.  In both high school and college, Marina was the president of her respective debate teams, taking on leadership, teaching, and mentoring roles for younger students....


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.


Upcoming Camps

Leadership and the Law

Leadership and The Law offers students the unique opportunity to better their public speaking skills through activities that explore the cross-section of leadership and law in America's history and marketplace. 

 

Students will be introd...

Mock Trial

American Legal Experience - Mock Trial offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system.  

The adversarial nature of...