The Justice Resource Center hosted a delegation of attorneys from St. Petersburg and Moscow in December as part of the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department to enhance pro bono activities with the school-age population in Russia. Delegates from the JRC visited Russia weeks prior in anticipation of this visit.
In order to replicate the success of JRC programs in their home cities, the attorneys visited our partners in law-related education at the NYC Law Department, City Bar, Federal Courts, and law firms Clifford Chance, USA and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. They were also able to observe a roleplay session of The Constitution Works as well as the citywide finals of MENTOR: Moot Court. Their visit concluded with a workshop on Constitutional Law by Columbia Professor Chris Riano held at the JRC offices.
September 28, 2016 – The Justice Resource Center organized the 32nd Annual MENTOR Kick-Off on Tuesday September 28, hosted by Fordham Law School. The luncheon is an opportunity for MENTOR teachers and attorneys across the citywide “Law Cluster” to meet, discuss updates for the coming year, and receive the official materials for the 2016 Moot Court competition. Continue reading “2016 MENTOR Law Firm/School Partnership Kick-Off Luncheon”
January 29, 2016 – On January 22, high school students from NYC, U.S.A. and Pretoria, South Africa argued their case in front of four International Criminal Court (ICC) judges at the Peace Palace. Congratulations to South Africa’s all-star team for winning the final round, and to the NYC all-star team for placing second out of a total of 16 teams from around the world.
December 14, 2015 – Congratulations to High School of American Studies at Lehman College for their victory in the 31st MENTOR Moot Court Final Round! The team competed against Stuyvesant High School at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on December 10 with four federal judges presiding. Several participating schools, attorneys and educators came to watch as both finalists gave their arguments. Many thanks to all participants this year!
November 9, 2015 – Attention all students applying to high school! Are you looking for a school where you can choose programs that will lead to both college and in-demand careers? Well, if so, listen up! The New York City Career and Technical Education High School Fair is inviting all of you and your families to learn more about high schools that specialize and offer programs in fields such as information technology, robotics engineering, construction and architecture, graphics, media art and design, health care, culinary arts, business and finance, automotive and transport, law and criminal justice and much more! Continue reading “NYC CTE High School Fair – November 14”