Law, Youth and Citizenship Program

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    • Upcoming Events

      Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship 2018 Annual Meeting CLE Program

      The Effects That The Shifting Sands Of Federal Education Policy Will Have On Public Education

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018 
      9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
      New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

      Special pricing for educators!  Go to for more details and to register for the program!   

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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.  Click here for more details about the Mock Trial Program.

    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. Students are selected through an application process 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 $250.00 for students who reside/attend school in New York State and $1,000.00 for students who reside/attend school out of state.  Click here for more details about MTSI.

    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.  Click here to view the video.

  • 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


    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

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