NYCLA Hosts 2016 Youth Law Conference

May 12, 2016 – On May 6, over 100 freshmen and sophomore students from their schools’ Law Academies attended the annual Youth Law Conference at New York County Lawyers’ Association.  The day included workshops facilitated by lawyers focusing on student rights, the grand jury process and criminal and civil law.  Students were given hypothetical scenarios resembling actual legal cases, and the workshop leaders helped the students perform legal analyses and role plays.  Continue reading “NYCLA Hosts 2016 Youth Law Conference”

NYCLA Attorney Guest Speakers for Law Day 2016 “Miranda: More Than Words”

April 2, 2016 – The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Law-Related Education Committee is sponsoring this year’s Law Day attorney guest speaker program for the NYC high schools. The 2016 Law Day them is “Miranda: More Than Words”, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. Continue reading “NYCLA Attorney Guest Speakers for Law Day 2016 “Miranda: More Than Words””

Featured Law Academy: Fort Hamilton HS

December 16, 2015 – This month, 16 high school students from Fort Hamilton’s Law Academy participated in the Library Lab visit to the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. The Library Lab is part of the JRC’s Legal Research & Writing course and was created in partnership with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals as one of the Federal Court Visits offered to MENTOR schools. Circuit Librarians host students in the courthouse library, give them a tour and overview of legal research,  and guide them through researching a First Amendment case decided by the Second Circuit. During lunch, students meet with a federal judge to discuss the case and the judicial system.  Below are three students’ perspectives from Fort Hamilton’s visit.


Fort Hamilton HS students research the Guiles v. Marineau case using legal research software tools.

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NYC CTE High School Fair – November 14

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”