Civics & Law Academy

A "Civics and Law Academy" engages young people of middle school and high school age in learning about law and society. The purpose of an academy is to prepare young people to be participants in our democratic society. In an academy, knowledgeable, civically active adults share their expertise, experience and enthusiasm for civic engagement with young participants. Academies may be conducted by lawyers, judges, teachers, youth workers or other civic leaders.

The American Bar Association has developed lessons on many different topics that can be adapted to fit the needs of local schools and programs.

For more information, contact Katharine Heriges, Public Education & Young Lawyers Division Coordinator at (615) 383-7421 or


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