ABA NCLA Provides Students with Four Days of Civic Education

Andrew Hairston
NCLA helps students understand how law, policies, people, and institutions shape public policy in our country.

NCLA helps students understand how law, policies, people, and institutions shape public policy in our country.

Lisa Helfert

In 2017 and 2018, I had the distinct honor of presenting to the ABA National Civics & Law Academy. An initiative of the ABA’s Division for Public Education, the program brings a few dozen 11th and 12th graders to Washington, DC, for a week. The impressive line-up of events includes a tour of the Supreme Court and a mock trial simulation at American University. My contribution to the Academy entailed speaking with these brilliant scholars about my path to a career as a lawyer. Along with my phenomenal colleagues and friends—Maritza Perez, Craig Williams, Dwight Lacy, and Ravay Smith—I participated in round-table discussions with the scholars, followed by a panel Q&A discussion.

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