Lawyers in the Classroom

Teach tomorrow’s professionals today when you become a Lawyer in the Classroom.

This OCBA initiative puts lawyers in front of high school students eager to learn about the real world.

Educators are concerned about the shrinking attention paid to Civics and Government instruction in the classroom. One alarmed Syracuse City School District official claimed some schools are in a “Civics achievement gap crisis.”

YOUR expertise is needed and wanted.

Lawyers in the Classroom collaborates with area Social Studies, History, and Business teachers in school settings to bolster student understanding of a myriad of topics: Constitutional Rights, First Amendment Rights, Business and Criminal law basics, Civil Litigation, Consumer Protections, Family Law and so much more.

The program aims to assemble three-member teams to work with teachers in the following school districts – which is an ever-expanding list:

Bishop Grimes, Cicero-North Syracuse, East Syracuse-Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-Dewitt, Liverpool, Marcellus, Onondaga Central, Skaneaeteles, Solvay, Syracuse City School District, Tully, Westhill

Fill out the registration form and let us know how you would like to become involved in this worthwhile OCBA initiative.

From the July Bar Reporter:

“A working professional who captivates during such a classroom discussion ‘sometimes sparks an interest on the part of a student,’ creating an enlightened moment that’s exciting to watch in real time,” said Julie Moss, a Bishop Grimes Social Studies teacher.