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NYC HS Mock Trial Final: Congratulations to High School of American Studies at Lehman College!

April 22, 2016 – Congratulations to High School of American Studies at Lehman College for their victory in the NYC High School Mock Trial Final Round! The team competed against Tottenville High School in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Ceremonial […]

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James Madison Legacy Summer PD Opportunity!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Attention NYC High School and Middle School Social Studies Teachers! The Justice Resource Center is offering a summer Professional Development opportunity at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse as part of the We The People James Madison Legacy Project.

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NYSBA Mock Trial Summer Institute for HS Students

April 18, 2016 – The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is again offering the Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI) for high school students! The New York State MTSI is an intensive week long education camp for high school students who are involved […]

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Apply to the John Jay College NOW Law and Literature Summer Institute!

April 11, 2016 – Applications are now available for the John Jay College Now Program Law and Literature Summer Institute (LLSI)! The John Jay College-College Now Program’s LJSI – offered in collaboration with the Justice Resource Center (JRC) – embraces the concept […]

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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 […]

 

NYC HS Mock Trial Final: Congratulations to High School of American Studies at Lehman College!

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April 22, 2016 – Congratulations to High School of American Studies at Lehman College for their victory in the NYC High School Mock Trial Final Round! The team competed against Tottenville High School in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Ceremonial Courtroom on April 18 with SDNY federal judge Honorable Torres presiding. Several participating schools, attorneys and educators came to watch as finalists gave their arguments. Many thanks to all participants this year!

High School of American Studies at Lehman College with SDNY Judge Analisa Torres celebrate their NYC Mock Trial win.

High School of American Studies at Lehman College with SDNY Judge Analisa Torres celebrate their NYC Mock Trial win.

This spring, 82 high school teams from all five boroughs competed during preliminary rounds at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, Brooklyn Federal Courthouse and Queens Supreme Court. Students took on the roles of prosecutors, defense, and witnesses in the case The People v. Kelly Roberts, written by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).  Students were coached by their Law Academy teachers and MENTOR attorneys. Attorneys and federal judges volunteered to judge the rounds.

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The two finalist teams will compete at the NY State Mock Trial rounds in Albany, NY, from May 15-17th, 2016. Go NYC!

Tottenville HS, NYC Mock Trial Finalist, will be competing at the state rounds in Albany, NY.

Tottenville High School, NYC Mock Trial Finalist, will be competing at the state rounds in Albany, NY.

James Madison Legacy Summer PD Opportunity!

A view of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Attention NYC High School and Middle School Social Studies Teachers! The Justice Resource Center is offering a summer Professional Development opportunity at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse as part of the We The People James Madison Legacy Project.

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