Volunteer Opportunity: Coach the Next Generation of Lawyers

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The 2nd Circuit’s Civic Education Committee “Justice for All: Courts and the Community – A Civic Education Initiative of the Federal Courts of the Second Circuit” is looking for one or two NYU Law students to coach a mock trial team for the Razi School located in Woodside, Queens. The program provides trials designed for and carried out by elementary, middle, and secondary schoolchildren in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. Materials for the trials are prepared by a committee from the NYS Bar Association.

Debra Lesser, creator of the Justice Resource Center, is the administrator of the program and pairs schools with active-sitting judges or practicing lawyers to preside over the trials while the teams are coached by practitioners or law students.

Participation requires two hours a week for two months as well as the likelihood of traveling to the team’s school.

In addition, there is also a Moot Court program for all three levels of schoolchildren which may also be looking for NYU Law students to coach their teams as well. The high school-level winning local team competes with other regional winners for the finals in Europe.

Interested students should reach out to the Office of Student Affairs at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu