Law, Youth and Citizenship Program

  • Events
    • Upcoming Events

      2017 Upcoming Events

      PATCH Summer Institutes

      June 26 - July 13
      Various Locations


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      Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI)

      July 16-21
      Silver Bay, NY


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      LYC Fundraising Night at Panera Bread

      August 8 / 4:00-8:00pm

      LYC is hosting a fundraising night at Panera and would love for you to join!  Just head to the Panera located at 50 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208 on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.  A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering.  We need at least 20 people to participate in order to receive a donation. We hope to see you there!   Click herefor the flyer!


      LYC Annual Civics and Law-Related Education Conference

      October 27
      Sagamore Hotel
      Bolton Landing, NY
       

      More information will be available soon!



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  • Mock Trial
    New York Statewide Mock Trial Program

    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. 

    Congratulations to the 2017 Mock Trial Tournament State Champion:

    W. Tresper Clarke High School
    Region 7 - Nassau County

    Runner Up:
    Regis High School
    Region 6 - New York County  


    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.  The fee is $250 for students in New York State and $1,000 for students from out of state.  


    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. 

  • Classroom Resources

    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


    iCivics


    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

    Awards

    Civics & Law Honor Roll - rolling deadline/secondary school students

    Distinguished Educator  

    Distinguished Attorney   


    Contests

    Jackson Essay Contest   


    Scholarships & Grants

    Annual LYC Conference  

    Mini-Grant Applications  


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