Youth Law Day (YLD) is a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and administered by its Youth Law Day 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.  Nearly 60 high school students from the Capital District YMCA, Glenmont Job Corps and guests from the Albany Law School Community will spend the day with us exploring the possibility of a legal profession.

Since 2006, all of New York’s 15 law schools have opened their doors to high school and elementary school students in their communities. The goal of the program is to help high school students envision law school as a realistic opportunity.

Special thanks to the Admissions Office; Professors: Gerald Rock and Sarah Rogerson; and all of our presenters, student participants and volunteers.

Program Agenda  We have a fun day planned:

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Breakfast (DeMatteo Gymnasium)

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Remarks (DeMatteo Gymnasium)
Hon. Helena Heath and Dean Alicia Ouellette, ’94

10:20 – 11:00 Mock Law Class (DAMC)
Anthony P. Farley James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence

11:00 – 12:20 Moot Court Board Presentation / Mock Trials, Professor Gerald Rock

12:20 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and College Fair (DeMatteo Gymnasium)

1:30 – 2:30 Career and Law Students Panel (DeMatteo Gymnasium)

2:30 – 2:45 Evaluation Forms and Gift Bag Presentation