About the Program

Every spring, lawyers from all over the city visit classes across the Boston Public School system as part of Law Day, teaching over 1,500 students about the American legal system and giving them an inside look at the profession. Law Day in the Schools is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities and a great way for BBA members to engage directly with Boston Public School students and share their passion for the law.

Students that participate in the Program range from kindergarteners to high school seniors. The schools are located within the 21 different neighborhoods of Boston and draw a student population composed of diverse backgrounds. The BBA supplies all necessary materials and lesson plans appropriate for each grade level, and hosts a training where volunteers can get tips from the teachers.

The total time commitment, including training, classroom preparation, and classroom time, averages 3-5 hours.

Adopting-a-Classroom

BBA sponsor firms and organizations are invited to take part in an exclusive opportunity to Adopt-a-Classroom. Participating organizations have early access to volunteer registration and are recognized on all marketing materials. Special thanks to those who have adopted classrooms for 2016!

Anderson & Kreiger LLP; Arrowood Peters LLP; Barclay Damon, LLP; Beck Reed Riden LLP; Burns & Levinson LLP; Choate Hall & Stewart LLP; Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP; Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.; DLA Piper LLP; Donoghue Barrett & Singal; Duane Morris LLP; Goulston & Storrs PC; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Holland & Knight LLP; Krokidas & Bluestein LLP; Locke Lord LLP; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; Morgan Lewis; Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP; Peabody & Arnold LLP; Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP; Prince Lobel Tye LLP; Schwartz Hannum PC; Sherin and Lodgen LLP; State Street Corporation; Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.; Sullivan & Worcester LLP; Ropes & Gray LLP; Verrill Dana LLP; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; and White and Williams LLP

In The News:

In 2016, the BBA was proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Law Day in the Schools program. The year’s topic of Miranda rights, selected by the American Bar Association, seemed especially to resonate with students during a year marked by discussion of the balance of power between law enforcement and citizens. See the news features below for highlights of the program.

Contact

For more information on the Law Day in the Schools Program and how to get involved, please contact Cassandra Shavney, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at cshavney@bostonbar.org.

Boston Bar Foundation

This program is supported in part by the Boston Bar Foundation’s Francis Moran Fund. Learn more or make a donation to help support Law Day in the Schools.