Lawyers in the Classroom
"The kids are amazingly insightful. The process by which they struggle to understand and apply the concepts and values embodied in the Bill of Rights to the problems we present to them is a wonderful thing to see."-Attorney Volunteer Bob Markowski, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
WHAT IS THE EDWARD J. LEWIS II LAWYERS IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM?
WHO IS INVOLVED?
Teams of attorneys from the Chicago area are partnered with elementary and middle school teachers and their students in second- through eighth-grade social studies classes in the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the state of Illinois.
WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?
Attorney teams are asked to visit their partner school a minimum of three times throughout the school year. Mock trials are also provided for those teachers and attorney teams who wish to do more in-depth work in the classroom. Trainings are typically held at law firms, and lessons are conducted at the partner schools.
WHY GET INVOLVED?
Attorney volunteers provide students with knowledge based on real life experiences, help develop their critical thinking skills, and offer young people an opportunity to have a variety of positive adult role models.
For more information about the Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom Program contact Jessica Chethik (312) 663-9057 x218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.