This year ShounBach is a proud sponsor of the Loudoun Law Camp. Law Camp is a week long summer camp held each year for high school seniors from Fauquier and Loudoun county high schools to educate students about the legal system and introduce them to careers in the law.
Applications are accepted in April each year and only twenty-four seniors are chosen to take part in the program. The Law Camp is organized by the Loudoun County Bar Association and is a sponsored event so there is no cost to the students. Sponsorships comes from several different sources including private law firms like ShounBach, Loudoun County Bar Association, Loudoun County Bar Foundation and Fauquier County Bar Association.
During the camp students receive instruction from volunteers and mentors such as attorneys, judges and law clerks. The students are broken up into teams during which time they are introduced to several different aspects of the legal system, i.e. civil and criminal law, courtroom procedures, crime scene investigation and preservation of evidence. The students participate in hands-on demonstrations and work on team building skills. The week culminates with a mock trial before a Circuit Court Judge. To prepare for their trial, students are given case outlines, visit crime scenes, interview and prepare witness testimony for trial, and prepare exhibits to be used as evidence.
The camp is not all work and no play, however, the students also participate in recreational activities such as volleyball, soccer, dancing and water activities. Students also receive a private tour of the United States Supreme Court where they get to behind-the-scenes.