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Fordham Law School is hosting the 7th annual Justice Academy for Young Women, a college and law school preparatory program that combines course work and leadership training for underserved high school students in the city. This summer, from July 7 to July 22, 54 high school students are participating in the program. The academy was launched in 2009 by New York State Supreme Court Justice La Tia W. Martin. During the two-week program, students are introduced to the law through substantive legal courses and focus on critical writing and analytical skills. Topics in legal courses include health law, the role of the district attorney, bankruptcy, legal research and writing, civil procedure and the jury system. Among the many volunteer faculty members participating this year is Fordham law professor Leah Hill, who will talk to the students about her own path from high school to law school. The program culminates in a trip to Washing