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Law Day in the Schools Program

Miranda rights, due process, the Magna Carta, 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 while teaching them about a legal topic.

The theme for the 2017 Law Day in the Schools was "Due Process: One Set of Rules for All." 115 volunteers brought the program to over 80 classrooms reaching over 1,700 students. Students were taught the importance of due process and how the Constitution’s 14th Amendment applies in daily life. In prior years, students participated in mock trials and 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 made possible by generous donations to the Boston Bar Foundation. Your gift to the Boston Bar Foundation 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 Boston Bar Foundation, please contact Erica Southerland at esoutherland@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1930.