National Bar Association, 1225 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Law Camp Commences 5th Year of Educating Minority Youth
Washington, DC - The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp has accepted 32 high
school students for its intense two week long program at Howard University from July
9 - 22, 2006.
These students will be flown in from various cities and receive both a social and
academic agenda for the Washington, DC area. Their calendar will include attending
classes instructed by professors and deans from the NBA Law Professors Division,
and having members of the NBA Law Students Division serve as teaching assistants
and student monitors.
The most anticipated portion of the academic program is the Evett L. Simmons Mock
Trial Competition, in which the best 4 students are paired to compete in the Advocacy
Contest before NBA members, guests and Judge Mablean Ephraim (Divorce Court) at the
NBA 81st Annual Convention & Exhibits in Detroit, Michigan.
The NBA Crump Law Camp is endorsed by the National Hispanic American Bar Association,
National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association, and Native American Bar Association.
In 2003, the NBA Crump Law Camp received the 2003 American Bar Association Partner
Award for exemplary efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession.
The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp is designed to provide students between
the ages of 14 and 17 and/or entering the 9th, 10th and 11th grades with a comprehensive
introduction to the American judicial and legal system. The Camp seeks to offer its
students a more detailed understanding of the legal system than that typically provided
in standard academic institutional settings. It aims to provide its students with
an understanding of the many important facets of American law and an understanding
of the settings and professional systems and structures in which laws and legal skills
Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the oldest and largest bar association
of color. With 84 chapters worldwide, the NBA represents a professional network of
more than 20,000 attorneys.