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Youth Law Fair

Youth Law Fair 2014

Each year, the 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 DC Superior Court judges, a mock trial in the courtroom led by attorneys, showcase of local organizations, catered lunch and raffle prizes! 

Thank you to all our partners, volunteers, and students who attended this year's Youth Law Fair. The 2020 date will be announced soon, and we hope to see you again!

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