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Law Day in the Schools Program Going Digital!

Each year the BBA participates in Law Day, a national celebration of the role of law in our society, in conjunction with the American Bar Association. Locally, we create a curriculum called Law Day in the Schools that brings hundreds of volunteer lawyers into the classrooms—typically reaching over 1,700 students. 

As students and teachers rely more on remote learning during this challenging time, the BBA is offering a digital at-home curriculum to continue our popular Law Day in the Schools program.  We hope members, teachers, caretakers, and parents who are homeschooling will use this fun and historical lesson plan with their kids, offer to do a remote lesson with a student they know, or share it with friends and colleagues.   

This year’s Law Day in the Schools theme is entitled: “Your Vote. Your Voice. Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100” and will introduce students to the topic of voting rights, as well as demonstrate the importance of exercising those rights to effect change. It will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.  

Please enjoy this short video to help introduce this year’s topic and curriculum:  

We hope Law Day in the Schools continues to be a valuable program for the community. If you know of someone who may benefit from this at-home lesson plan, please feel free to share it widely!  When you teach the class, we would love for you to take a photo and share it with us or on social media using the #LawDayAtHome.  

Click Here for the Lesson Plan 

If you had interest in leading an online session of Law Day in the Schools for a virtual classroom, or wanted to record the program for children of parents at your firm please reach out to agebauer@bostonbar.org. 

Boston Bar Foundation

This program is supported in part by the Boston Bar Foundation’s Francis Moran Fund. Learn more or make a donation to help support Law Day in the Schools.