Law, Youth and Citizenship Program

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    Celebrating 40 years of service to New York educators & students
  • Events
    • Committee on Law Youth & Citizenship Annual Meeting 2015: Wednesday January 28

      Wednesday, January 28, 2015
      Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      Education and the Law.

  • Mock Trial


    For information about NYS Mock Trial or Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI), click on the titles below.    

    NYS Mock Trial  
    In this educational program, co-sponsored by The New York Bar Foundation, high school students have the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year from all around New York State.    

                       The 2015 Mock Trial Tournament Finals will be held in Albany on May 18-19.

                       Go to for the latest updates!

    Mock Trial 101 Program Training Video

    Download training videos designed to give Mock Trial teams a competitive edge - whether they are first-year teams or experienced participants.  Mock Trial 101 is part of the award-winning NYSBA Youth Empowering Youth Program honored by the American Bar Association as one of the winners of the ABA's 2007 Outstanding Law Day Activity Award.  

    Mock Trial Summer Institute

    The Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI) was established in 2005 to strengthen students' and teams' understanding of Mock Trial and its applications.  Forty-eight students are selected from New York State schools to attend this week-long, intensive camp-like experience.  Under the direction of counselors, who are Mock Trial teacher-coaches, and experienced attorneys, the students study all aspects of Mock Trial and apply their studies to the presentation of a Mock Trial case on the final day of MTSI.

  • Classroom Resources

    Civics and Law-Related Education

    The Law, Youth  and Citizenship Program administers several nationally renowned civic education programs, as well as sponsoring many local and regional civic education events. LYC also works with New York teachers and school districts to offer no-cost professional development in the areas of civic and law-related education. The LYC program also offers many no and low-cost publications to teachers, as well as rich online resources for classrooms.

    Please use the links below:

    We the People


    State Court Watch

    Advocating Your Way into Adulthood (145 KB PDF)

    New York News in Education

    Justice Resource Center

    PATCH Program of Northport, NY

    Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY

    American Bar Association

    General K-5 links

  • Awards & Contests


    Civics & Law Honor Roll- rolling deadline/secondary school students - click for guidelines (pdf)

    Distinguished Educator- deadline Oct. 31, 2014

    Distinguished Attorney- deadline Oct. 31, 2014 


    Jackson Essay Contest 2015

    Scholarships & Grants

    Annual LYC Conference

    Mini-Grant Applications

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