School may be out, but Discovering Justice staff and volunteers are hard at work preparing for the new school year. Lawyers, teachers, law students, and even an expert in legal English education have been instrumental in updating Discovering Justice’s Mock Trial program. Thanks to the group’s efforts, the program will offer a new case on a First Amendment or Fifth Amendment case and a revamped curriculum to middle school students in 35 schools across the region.
“We are excited about the fall and for the opportunity for students to take on these new cases,” said Matt Wilson, Discovering Justice Executive Director. “We appreciate the work of Lynn Bonesteel, Dan Less, David Barry, Jamie Pirog, Siri Carr, James Bor-Zale, and Gwen Walker for all their hard work getting us ready for September.”
In addition, staff is preparing a set of orientations in Boston, Brockton, Lowell, Worcester, and Springfield for the 150 legal mentors and teacher coordinators who will be teaching the new case to middle school students.
For legal professionals, school administrators, or teachers interested in this Fall’s Mock Trial Program, contact Senior Outreach and Recruitment Associate Malia Brooks at email@example.com.