Find out what it’s really like to be a lawyer. This is your chance to learn about civil and criminal litigation as well as analyze and argue your case in a moot court simulation. You have the opportunity to explore corporate, intellectual property and international law practices. Learn to make your argument, network with judges and attorneys and dive into the legal industry to discover if this is the career path for you.
Dates:Summer 2019 dates coming soon!
Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school and incoming college freshmen
Program Length: 1-week sessions
Program Tuition: $1,550 (Non Residential) | $2,350 (Residential)
Location: Charlotte, NC – Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
Residential or Non-Residential: Non-Residential and Residential Options Available
*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Law Institute participants.
Charlotte Campus (Non-Residential Program) | $1,450
Charlotte Campus (Residential Program) | $2,250
Academic Leader, Law Institute
Keith Trent recently retired as executive vice president of grid solutions and president of Duke Energy’s Midwest and Florida regions. He previously served as the company’s chief strategy officer, chief operations officer and chief legal officer. Keith played an instrumental role negotiating and integrating two high-profile mergers. His leadership footprint spanned across most Duke Energy business lines including, but not limited to law, engineering, environmental, health and safety, government affairs, federal energy policy, commercial generation, renewables, and Latin America operations. Keith’s early career highlights include serving as a law firm partner, practicing attorney, and reservoir/production engineer.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, he holds a juris doctor degree from the University Of Texas College Of Law.Keith has served as a member of the board of visitors for Wake Forest University School of Business and other community boards, and research, and business foundations. A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Keith and his wife, Lucy, reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two sons.