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Upcoming DiscoverLaw.org Events (Northeast)

DiscoverLaw.org-sponsored events that are taking place in the Northeast are listed below.

Public Events

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Private Events

These events are being held for select audiences and are not open to the public.

Albany Law School (Albany, NY)

Youth Law Day (YLD) (private)

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Location: Albany Law School Campus

The YLD program is cosponsored by the NYS Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and administered by its YLD Subcommittee. The goal of the program is to provide high school students with a sense of the law school experience and to reduce the mystery or sense of unattainability that might be associated with it. Typically, the centerpiece is an interactive classroom experience led by law school faculty and staff. We expect over 80 high school students from the Albany area to attend. They will spend the day with us exploring the possibility of a legal profession. The program agenda includes

  • 9:30 am–10:00 am: Registration and breakfast (Gym)
  • 10:00 am–10:15 am: Welcome remarks by Honorable Helena Heath and the president and dean of Albany Law School
  • 10:20 am–10:50 am: Mock law class, taught by a law professor
  • 10:50 am–11:00 am: Break
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm: Albany Law’s Moot Court Board Presentation and Interactive Trial with high school students
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm: Lunch and college fair with local reps from two-year and four-year regional colleges (Gym)
  • 1:30 pm–2:15 pm: Career and Law Students Panel, moderated by a professor of law and associate dean for students
  • 2:15 pm–2:30 pm: Group photo and departure from campus

Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn, NY)

Youth Law Day (private)

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Location: Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School is partnering with the Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) to share a day of legal education and fun with local high school students. We will have a short lesson, a panel discussion with professionals in the field of law, and an interactive activity with hypothetical cases. The event will include participation from current law students, PRBA members, and other supporters in the legal field.

Hofstra University—Maurice A. Deane School of Law (Hempstead, NY)

Youth Law Day (private)

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 am–2:00 pm
Location: Hofstra University—Maurice A. Deane School of Law

We invite high school students from the Hempstead, Westbury, Uniondale, and Roosevelt school districts to come and learn about law as a career through an interactive experience with law professors, law students, and legal practitioners. Each year we have law professors teach mock classes, and a keynote speaker addresses the students. Current law students also participate, so the high school students get to see current students of color pursuing a legal career.

Columbia University School of Law (New York, NY)

Discover Law Day (private)

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 am–2:45 pm
Location: Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street

Our Discover Law Day aims to teach interested minority students from high schools across the city about the legal profession and to encourage them to pursue legal careers. The day-long program will include welcome remarks from current students and the Office of Admissions, a law school graduate panel, lunch, and a panel of Columbia Law School students who will discuss strategies for achieving academic success in high school, college, and law school. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a mock class taught by a law student or professor.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (New York, NY)

Discover Law Youth Day (private)

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: Cardozo Law School

Discover Law Youth Day provides high school and early college students with a sense of the law school experience and reduces the mystery or sense of unattainability. Participants will have an opportunity to meet lawyers, law professors, law school admission counselors, career service representatives, and current law students.

Other Events and Activities (Northeast)

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