Law Students Get Crash Course in Litigating for Liberty

August 1, 2023

IJ is delighted to reflect on the success of another year of our acclaimed Law Student Conference. For three decades, this annual tradition has attracted law students from across the country. 

Guided by our dedicated team of IJ attorneys, 36 law students engaged in informative and interactive sessions over the course of two days. Topics covered included public interest law versus private practice; effective litigation strategies; and the step-by-step case development process, even up to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

This year, we were excited to add a new session to our programming: mock discovery and depositions. This session built on the mock litigation case discussion we debuted a few years ago. These impactful sessions provided a unique experiential learning opportunity, enabling participants to apply their knowledge actively. Through real-time case crafting and strategy development, attendees deepened their understanding of public interest law and litigation techniques while simulating the experience of being an IJ attorney. 

As we reflect on the success of the Law Student Conference, we are proud to have empowered the next generation of legal advocates for freedom. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, attendees gained invaluable skills and knowledge to advance important ideas and effect change. 

Looking ahead, we invite aspiring legal advocates to join us in future conferences as we continue to inspire, educate, and shape the future of public interest law.

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