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 bring a case to court through a mock trial. Visit local and supreme courts and see the legal system from the inside!
Program Dates and Audience
- June 13-18, 2021
- Rising 6-9 grade students
- Commuting Scholar - $575
- Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
- Residential Scholar - $975
Plus $25 Field Trip Fee
Meet Your Instructor
Joseph Bias is the General Counsel/Special Advisor to the President at Midlands Technical
College. He is the 2019 South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year.
After graduating law school and becoming a member of the South Carolina Bar, Joseph clerked for the Honorable Alison R. Lee in Columbia, the Chief Administrative Judge of Richland County’s common pleas (civil) court at the time. Following his clerkship, Joseph became an Assistant Public Defender for the Richland County Public Defender’s Office, gaining valuable trial and daily courtroom presentation experience while regularly handling a high volume caseload. From there, Joseph practiced insurance defense for seven years.
Joseph is the volunteer attorney coach for the award winning Richland Northeast Mock Trial team. Additionally, Joseph is a former Co-Chair for the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Protecting Our Youth Committee and a member of the Palmetto Health Foundation “Kemopalooza” Committee. Joseph was recognized as the Law-Related Education Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar in 2017 and with South Carolina Lawyer Weekly's "Leadership in the Law" honor for 2018. He was recently named one of The State (Columbia, SC) Newspaper's "Top 20 Under 40" professionals in the Midlands area.
In 2018, Joseph became one of the co-hosts of "Direct Examination: The South Carolina Lawyer Podcast" which has featured prominent lawyers, judges, and politicians.