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Continuing Education Programs

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Adventures in Law and Crime

Spend your day in court—as an attorney!

Learn about the court system, criminal investigation, defense and prosecution, and evidentiary and trial prosecution. Work with real-life attorneys and law enforcement officers, tackling a real case from the moment the crime is perpetrated. Your team will even work out a crime through a mock trial. Visit local and supreme courts and see the legal system from the inside!

 

Program Dates

  • July 05 - 10 for Rising 6 - 9 grade students

 

Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $575
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
  • Residential Scholar - $975
 

Plus $25 Field Trip Fee

 

Meet Your Instructors

 

Thomas M. Neal 

Thomas M. Neal, III, graduated from Baptist College at Charleston in 1980 with a B.S. in Political Science.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law in 1984, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in the same year. He clerked for the Honorable George T. Gregory, Associate Justice (Ret.) of the South Carolina Supreme Court.  He served as an assistant solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, primarily prosecuting child abuse and neglect actions in Family Court.  He entered private practice in 1988 with the Law Firm of Oxner & Oxner in Columbia, SC and opened his own office in 1997.  His practice is limited to Family Court and appellate matters.  Much of his practice is devoted to representing children in private custody actions.  He has served on the Children’s Committee of the South Carolina Bar, and on the Education Subcommittee of the Children’s Committee.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association.  He is a member of the Family Law sections of both the S.C. Bar and the A.B.A.


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