Arts and Sciences Welcomes 80 for Academic Camps

Published on June 23, 2014 by Sean Flynt  
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Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences is welcoming almost 80 high school students to campus this week for three unique summer camps–J.D. Calling, M.D. Calling and the Summer Debate Institute.

The college’s new J.D. Calling camp—June 22-25-- is a residential program for a limited number of high school students called to careers in law. The 16 students enrolled in the program will prepare and present a mock trial, hear advice about academic preparation and law school application, take part in teamwork activities, tour a courthouse, analyze legal cases that impact high school students, and learn from panel discussions featuring noted attorneys and current law students.

M.D. Calling is a residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors who want to explore medical careers. The program offers pre-med advising, expert panels, networking, field trips and summer fun for the 32 students enrolled.

Thirty-two high school debaters will take part in the college’s 40th annual Summer Debate Institute June 22-July 5. They will learn 21st century debating skills from the national-caliber Howard College of Arts and Sciences faculty who lead Samford’s award-winning debate teams.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.