Committee on Law, Youth & Citizenship


The mission of the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program is to facilitate and enrich the civic commitment, and involvement in democracy, of all New Yorkers.


The Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association has four major goals:

GOAL 1: PROGRAMS -To further the LYC mission through programming such as Mock Trial, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Representative Democracy in America and We the People: Project Citizen.
GOAL 2: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - To provide educators and attorneys with training and resources to teach civics and law to students of all ages.
GOAL 3: PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES - To provide a wide variety of publications and technological resources on topics such as the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Supreme Court Decisions, the Justice System, the Legal System, International Law, and Human Rights for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.  
AWARDS & GRANTS - To promote and recognize law-related education and citizenship initiatives throughout the state and to further the expansion of such programs.

The award-winning Law, Youth and Citizenship Program is one of the largest civic and law-related education programs in the nation. Please visit the  Law, Youth & Citizenship pages on the NYSBA Web site.

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