Programs

18 & Life to Go

Leaving high school and either seeking more schooling or entering the workforce will present young adults with a wide range of choices, each of which can have long-lasting, legal consequences. This Handbook is designed to serve as a guide for weighing many of the pros and cons of each choice.   Download 18 & Life to Go

A Level Playing Field

The Arkansas Bar Association has produced A Level Playing Field: Why the American Legal System Matters to You, which includes a DVD and Instructor’s Guide covering four core principles of the American Judicial System. The material is intended for use in secondary education classes throughout the state of Arkansas. The materials are ideal for Civics, American Government or History, Pre-Law, and other Social Studies courses.

The fast-paced DVD includes sports references and was produced with an eye toward keeping students’ attention and interest. A short excerpt from the DVD can be seen below:

Contact the Arkansas Bar Association for more information on how you can receive a copy of the DVD & Instructors guide and participate in Law Related Education.

 

Arkansas High School Mock Trial Program

The Mock Trial Program is a rich curriculum that promotes the development of fundamental knowledge, sound judgment and critical thinking skills. The Arkansas Bar Association Mock Trial Competition gives high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil trials before actual judges and panels of juries. For more information, visit the Mock Trial website.

 

Arkansas Teachers' Law School

The Arkansas Bar Association hosts an annual Teachers' Law School in August at the Arkansas Bar Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Law School is compliments of the Law Related Education Committee of the Arkansas Bar Association. The seminar offers 6 in-service hours to Arkansas educators, including 1 hour of Arkansas History.  The program is geared toward civics and law-related topics with instruction from Arkansas lawyers, judges and authors.   

For more information on the Teachers' Law School, contact us.

 

Law Day Program

On May 1 the United States celebrates Law Day, U.S.A.. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.  For more information on other Law Day programs, visit www.lawday.org.