ERIC Number: ED365605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Sure-Fire Presentations. Bar/School Partnership Programs. [Revised.]
Gallagher, Arlene; And Others
The purpose of this document is to give lawyers who are planning to work with students some practical advice that will make their presentations more effective. The advice should be helpful as lawyers make school visits for Law Day or even if they visit several times. As the article suggests, the first step is for the attorney to get to know the "client," the teacher in whose class the lawyer will appear. Lawyers should rely on the teacher to find out what should be covered, how to pace the material, and how much time to expect. It is important for the lawyer to remember not to try to cover too much, and it can be helpful to use a modified version of the Socratic method. The document includes individual lessons on such topics as dispute resolution, legal procedure, and access to justice. Lessons indicate grade level and explain activities in detail. "Twelve Hints for Lawyers" and "Other Publications of Interest" appear at the conclusion of the article. (SG)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Court Litigation, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Learning Activities, Legal Problems, School Business Relationship, Social Studies, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers: American Bar Association; Law Day