John Jay College NOW Spring Courses for Law Academy Students!

January 28, 2015 – John Jay College is once again offering College NOW courses to Law Academy students! Registration is open for the Spring 2015 Semester. Courses available include a 1- credit Counseling class on Wednesdays and a 3-credit Criminal Justice Course on Tuesday/Thursday. A description of the courses is available here: Spring2015Catjrc. Please note the student requirements.

IMPORTANT!!!: Due to changes in the University registration process, there is an extremely tight window to receive application at the commencement of the school year. As you will note, the due date for applications has been moved up to February 9th.

Please find the Spring 2015 Application materials @ under the “Academics – Programs for High School Students” tab.

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2015 High School Mock Trial Case Corrections Released

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – A Correction Memo for the 2015 Mock Trial Case of “Morningside Heights Booster Club, Inc. v. Casey Cheatham” was issued by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) on January 9, 2015 which identifies specific changes that have been made to the original version of the case.  The Correction Memo, the revised pages, and a complete revised copy of the case are available online at Please replace the original pages and use the revised pages effectively immediately.

Thank you for your patience and good luck!

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Fort Hamilton HS’s Randy Kaminsky Recognized as Outstanding Teacher

December 12, 2014 – Randy Kaminsky teaches students at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, NY, and coaches the high school’s Moot Court and Mock Trial teams. Mr. Kaminsky is a mentor to students, working with them in and outside school to gain a better understanding of the law and increase their potential.  Randy Kaminsky was recently recognized as an outstanding Career & Technical Education (CTE) teacher for his “passions of teaching” in the CTE field of law.

If you would like to read more, please check out the CTE Spotlight.


NYSBA and JRC Distribute High School Mock Trial Case to NYC Teachers

December 10, 2014: Over 80 NYC teachers met at the New York County Lawyer’s Association to receive the 2014-2015 Mock Trial case and learn about the issues. The Justice Resource Center (JRC), in partnership with the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), provides high school students the opportunity to participate in a citywide Mock Trial competition, with the winning team moving on to the NYS finals. Teams of 6-12 students  compete at least twice in a multiple-elimination round tournament. A team can be from a designated course, or an after school program. The preliminary rounds will begin during the last week of February. The top two NYC teams will advance to the State Finals in Albany in May 2015.

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Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute Opportunity for High School Students

December 4, 2014: The Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute is offering the Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute Opportunity for High School Students The application deadline is December 19, 2014. Your school is encouraged to connect students with the applications for the 2015 Angelo del Toro Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (HYLI), found online here.

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