During a five day summer residence on the University of New Mexico campus, students
entering the seventh and eighth grade will get a taste of college life and develop
complex skills in research, conducting a trial, critical thinking, team-building,
leadership and techniques of persuasion and debate. At the end of the camp, participants
will put their new skills into action with a mock trial. Students will also witness
New Mexico's legal system in action by meeting with judges and practicing attorneys
and visiting both the Federal and State District Courthouses.
What is the Summer Law Camp?
It is a five day residential camp for youth interested in exploring the world of
law. Youth stay on campus in the residence halls and are engaged in educational,
recreation, leadership, team building, and community service activities.
What are the dates of the program?
The two sessions typically occur in June and/or July each year.
How much does it cost?
It's free! The cost of room and board, food, classes, camp activities, and camp transportation is covered each year by funding from various organizations, including the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association Foundation, ENLACE, the State Bar of New Mexico's Young Lawyers Division and the University of New Mexico. But, with costs continuing to rise each year, we need community support and donations to keep this program moving forward. Please consider making a donation to Summer Law Camp in the amount of $50, $100, $250 or maybe even a sponsorship of law camper for $750.
For news about Law Camp from years past, visit
Who can attend?
New Mexico students who are currently enrolled in the 6th or 7th grade during the Fall
2016 school year and are interested in exploring the world of law. How do I apply?
Students should complete and return the Summer Law Application and Recommendation
Letters (from an educational leader and community member). The application for the
2017 Law Camp is available
here (DOCX). (Application due March 31st, 2017)