Judges, Lawyers Bring Life Skills to Virtual Classroom Activities for Home and School
Partner Andrew Loewenstein was quoted in an article from the United States Courts about the Federal Bar Association program, Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions, which uses realistic scenarios to help teach civics into high school lessons. The program, which is facilitated by judges and members of local Federal Bar Association (FBA) chapters, has reached students in federal courtrooms across the country. As it enters its fourth year, the live program with judges and lawyers is available online to high school and college teachers who want to offer it to their students. Federal judges and volunteer attorneys join teachers to facilitate a civil discourse and decision-making simulation with students. They also conduct live programs on a range of topics, including the everyday impact on teens and adults of the rule of law, separation of powers, and judicial independence. Mr. Loewenstein participates in the program as a volunteer attorney.
“Personal interaction with judges and lawyers is an important part of the program, so we built the agenda in ways to connect with the students, even in a virtual setting,” said Mr. Loewenstein.