Published on November 21, 2013  

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host a residential summer camp June 22-25 for high school students who feel called to the practice of law. J.D. Calling will build on the success of the college’s M.D. Calling summer program, which will run concurrently with the new offering.

J.D. Calling participants will participate in a mock trial, meet with attorneys, judges and current law students, explore academic majors and learn tips for college and law school applications. Participants also will enjoy a host of legal-themed games and activities.

“Students will leave camp with a better understanding of the law, familiarity with the federal and state court systems, improved public speaking and analytical reasoning skills and a greater understanding of what a career practicing law looks like,” said J.D. Calling organizer and political science professor Marissa Grayson.

Grayson, who also directs Samford’s pre-law program, said the cost of the four day program, including tuition, room and meals, is $350.

Registration will open early in the new year.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.