Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair

Youth Law Fair 2014

Each year, the Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair ("Youth Law Fair") offers a free daylong educational event that tackles the most current legal issues facing local students. Past topics include social media use, bullying, and racial profiling. The high school students are introduced to a hands-on experience within various aspects of the law through a mock trial and exhibition hall. During the mock trial, students led by licensed attorneys will present a fictionalized case, acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, jurors, judges, or witnesses.

Established in 2000, the Youth Law Fair provides an opportunity for the local students to have a positive experience with the legal community. In partnership with local community organizations, educators, and like-minded students, the day encourages an expanded view of the judicial system, introduction to community resources, and pursuit of higher education.

The day will include activities such as courthouse tours led by D.C. Superior Court judges, a mock trial in the courtroom led by attorneys, showcase of local organizations, catered lunch and raffle prizes! Click HERE to see a list of previous Youth Law Fair themes.

Please join us at this year's Youth Law Fair on March 21, 2020. The event will be held at the D.C. Superior Court, located at 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Student Registration

Student Group Registration

Volunteer Registration

Exhibitor Interest Form