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 adopted classrooms in 2017!

Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Barclay Damon, LLP

Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)

Burns & Levinson LLP

Collora LLP

Committee for Public Counsel Services - Children and Family Law Division

Committee for Public Counsel Services - Roxbury

Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP

Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.

Dell EMC

Goulston & Storrs PC

Holland & Knight LLP

Jones Day

Krokidas & Bluestein LLP

Laredo & Smith, LLP

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

McLane Middleton, Professional Association

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston

Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Peabody & Arnold LLP

Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Schmidt & Federico, P.C.

Sherin and Lodgen LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Verrill Dana LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr 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.