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Law Day in the Schools Program

Due process. Access to justice. These and many other concepts come to life for Boston Public School students each spring, thanks to the Law Day in the Schools Program.

Through this program, lawyers and judges visit elementary, middle and high school classrooms throughout the city of Boston. Volunteers get the opportunity to share their passion for the law with a diverse population of Boston youth.

The theme for the 2014 Law Day in the Schools was "Why Every Vote Matters." 87 volunteers brought the program to 50 classrooms in 9 different Boston Public Schools to reach over 1,300 students. In prior years, students participated in the mock trials and assumed the roles of victim, the accused, law enforcement, prosecutor and defense counsel. They also engaged in thought-provoking conversations about what justice means to our community.

Law Day in the Schools lets Boston Bar Association members expose young people to the law — and perhaps even inspire them to pursue a legal career. It's a wonderful way to make a substantial, long-lasting impact on the next generation.

Support Our Efforts

Law Day in the Schools is one of many essential initiatives that the Boston Bar Foundation makes possible. Your gift to the BBF will help us continue to improve the lives of so many in our community.

Learn about contributing to our annual campaign or to the Francis S. Moran Fund, which has helped sustain Law Day in the Schools in the past. If you have any questions about supporting the BBF, please contact Ali Carroll at acarroll@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1932.