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2022 Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair

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Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair 2022

Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair

Each year, the Melvin R. Wright 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 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.Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair

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 includes activities involving educating youth about the layout of courthouses and their courtrooms, getting their questions about the law answered by D.C. Superior Court judges and lawyers, a mock trial in the courtroom led by attorneys and the open forum speak out sessions on various youth related legal themes are the focus of the day. Click here to see a list of previous Youth Law Fair themes.

2022 Youth Law Fair Resources

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

Welcome Message from Judge Melvin R. Wright

If you have any questions leading up to or during the event, please contact us at [email protected].

2022 Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair

View the recording from the Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair held virtually on March 19, 2022. Presented by the D.C. Bar and D.C. Superior Courts.

Youth Law Fair Program

Follow along with the day’s events, including reviewing the fact pattern for the details of the trial proceeding for the Mock Trial sessions which is included in our interactive event program.

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Games & Activities

Download our curated selection of law-related activities you can access online.

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Additional Resources

Watch a series of videos about the courts and the law.

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