February 22, 2021


Lawyers, judges, and other representatives of the legal profession often give school presentations on or around Law Day. By volunteering their time, they give students a memorable opportunity to learn about the law in action. Not only can they share with them their personal experiences, but they can convey how law and the legal system protect our freedoms.

The lessons and strategies in this section include lively activities designed to reach students in all grade levels. Keep in mind that these grade levels are only general guides. When you talk with the teacher before the presentation, you’ll learn what the students have been studying, and will be able to select a strategy that’s right for them.

The lesson topics range from how the law furthers America’s quest for equality to the role of citizens and the role of the law in protecting rights and making democracy possible. Please note that some lessons include handouts that are .pdfs; you may need to download Adobe's free Acrobat Reader in order to view them.

2007 Lessons

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

High School Students