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Law Day in the Schools 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Various - , Boston, MA

 

Description:

You are invited to participate in the BBA’s Law Day in the Schools Program.  The BBA is gearing up for this annual Program scheduled to be held on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  This public service initiative began in 1986 — to celebrate Law Day and to introduce students to both the legal profession and the role the law has played in shaping our constitutional democracy.

Through this interactive civics program, lawyers donate time to visit classrooms throughout city, teaching elementary, middle school and high school students and leading mock trials focusing on constitutional issues.

The theme for 2012 will be “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.”   The exercise provided to volunteers will focus on due process and ensuring access to the criminal justice system amid growing state budget constraints.  A highlight of the 2012 curriculum developed by the PILP alums will be a mock trial involving stolen property.  Students will play the role of the victim, the accused, law enforcement, prosecutor and defense counsel.

Volunteers aim to teach the lesson within a class period, but are flexible to the teacher’s schedules.  The BBA provides volunteers with all the written materials for the Program.   The commitment for the Program —  including preparation, travel and teaching time–  is no more than six hours.

 



 

Contact:

Stephanie Lee
slee@bostonbar.org

 

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