Work-Based Learning Sequence Office of cte/ wbl resource Center Justice Resource Center 2014-2015



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Work-Based Learning Sequence Office of CTE/ WBL Resource Center

Justice Resource Center 2014-2015 Office of Post-Secondary Readiness



Grade Offered

WBL Activity

Worksite Partner

# of Credits

# of Students

Pre-requisite1

Student Outcomes/Goals

ESP Skills Learned

9th

The Constitution Works (TCW)

Federal Bankruptcy Courthouse Eastern District

0

30

N/A

  • Learn about the three branches of government

  • Understand the judicial process

  • Understand the work of an Appellate judge, US Supreme Court Justice, and attorney

  • Exposure to court personnel and gain career awareness



9th

New York City Mock Trial Course

(School-Based)

NYC law firms

3

30

N/A

  • Develop communication, public speaking, and oral advocacy skills

  • Develop an understanding of the principles of the trial process

  • Prepare students for participation in the NYS Mock Trial Competition in 11th and 12th grade



9th and 10th but open to all students

Guest Speakers

New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), New York Women’s Bar Association, National Association of Women Judges

3 (part of course)

30

N/A

  • Identify post-secondary options and develop a plan to meet admissions criteria for colleges

  • Learn about the judicial system and possible career options






9th and 10th but open to all students

College and Career Fair

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

0

30

N/A

  • Create/update a career plan



9th – 12th

Project Citizen

Community leaders and public sector personnel

0

30

N/A

  • Learn to work as teams leading to consensus on a public policy issue in their school or community

  • Learn how to be pro-active and solution-oriented

  • Understand laws and policies in a local context

  • Interact with community leaders and public sector personnel



9th – 12th

MENTOR: Law Firm/School Partnership

MENTOR law firms

0

30

N/A

  • Establish a relationship with MENTOR lawyer(s)

  • Receive coaching for mock trial and moot court

  • Visit to a MENTOR law firm; meet with partners, associates and other law firm personnel



9th – 12th

Judicial Essay Contests

Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York Law Journal, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

0

30

N/A

  • Analyze current legal issues and form researched opinions

  • Write concise, engaging arguments persuading an audience

  • Intern at a judicial office if awarded top essay



9th – 12th

Mock Trial Summer Institute

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

0

5

1. Completed application

2. Written essay



3. Two recommendation letters

  • Learn how to create and perform better openings, directs, crosses, and closings

  • Perform a Mock Trial round



9th – 12th

Law Enforcement Lecture Series

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police

3 (part of course)

30

Law Enforcement Academy

  • Interact with members of the law enforcement community

  • Exposed to careers in law enforcement

  • Observe industry experts in the field and learn about post-secondary education and careers



10th and 11th

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

3 (part of course)

30

Law Enforcement Academy 9th and 10th grade courses

  • Learn about the role of forensic science and solving crimes in the criminal justice system

  • Develop an understanding of proper collection and use of DNA evidence

  • Exposure to college campus facilities and seasoned professional crime scene investigators



10th and 11th

We The People (WTP): Bill of Rights & the Constitution

Legal sector

3 (part of course)

30

Entire class must be registered

  • Enhance students’ oral advocacy skills

  • Research, evaluate, and defend a position on constitutional issues

  • Simulate a mock Congressional hearing

  • Exposure to lawyers who serve as WTP competition judges



10th and 11th

College Visits




0

30

Attended a career/college fair and/or guest speaker event

  • Develop a clearer understanding of what it means to be a college student by being immersed in an authentic college setting for a day

  • Refine/re-visit post-secondary options and make more concrete plans for 12th grade college application process



10th and 11th but open to all students

Youth Law Conference

New York City Law Association (NYCLA)

3 (part of course)

30

N/A

  • Address judges and attorneys in a plenary session

  • Attend workshops on the various areas of law, facilitated by industry professionals supporting academic and career awareness



10th-12th

Courts Visit Program

U.S. Federal District Courts (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Richmond County Civil Courthouse, NY Supreme Court

3 (part of course)

30

Must be part of the MENTOR: law firm/school partnership

  • Tour a courthouse and interact with judges, court officers, probation officers, law clerks, attorneys, and other courthouse officials



10th-12th

Computer Forensics-Cyber Security Program

Pace University, NYU School of Engineering, KPMG

3

30

N/A

  • Exposed to experts in the field of computer forensics and cyber security

  • Attend field related visits and/or work in internships

  • Participate in a student-centered culminating activity to use classroom knowledge



11th and 12th

New York State Mock Trial

MENTOR law firms, Manhattan Criminal Court, U.S. Federal Court Eastern District, Queens Criminal Court

3

30

Try-outs are held for formal placements on the team (i.e. attorney, witness, legal researcher, etc.)

  • Apply communication, public speaking, and debate skills to a team-centered competition

  • Coached by MENTOR law firm partner attorney(s) or District Attorneys and other legal professionals

  • Learn and apply formal courtroom decorum in authentic setting



11th and 12th

New York City Moot Court Competition

Fordham Law School

3

30

Must be part of the MENTOR: law firm/school partnership program

  • Focus on the underlying principles and concepts of justice by presenting an appellate argument before panels of judges, lawyers, and law students

  • Interact with law students



11th and 12th

International Moot Court at the Hague

MENTOR law firms, City Hall of the Hague, Leiden University

0

1

1.Must be part of the MENTOR: law firm/school partnership program

2.Try-outs are held for formal placements on the team



  • Analyze and dissect judicial opinions, strategize and hone oral advocacy skills

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the International Criminal Court

  • Gain a heightened respect for international law

  • Exchange ideas with students from other countries 



11th and 12th

Law and Justice Summer Institute (LJSI)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

3 (college credit)

25

1. Submit a completed LJSI Application form

2. Enter the 12th grade in the Fall 2014 or exceptional Juniors will be considered

3. For juniors, minimum  English GPA of 90 and ELA score of 75 or higher;

For seniors, minimum GPA of 85 and ELA score of 75.



  • Engage in academic and hands-on learning opportunities designed to critically explore the inherent tensions between individual liberties and state power

  • Increase interest in the law and legal profession



11th and 12th

Internship & CAPSTONE Program

Law-related host sites

0

30

1. 85% GPA

2. Excellent attendance



3. Teacher / Principal recommendation

  • Participate in a paid, after-school internship with an industry partner

  • Apply academic skill set to the professional setting under the guidance of an industry professional

  • Attend Professional Planning and Reflection Workshops to learn how to create and update professional marketing tools (resumes, cover letters, e-portfolio, etc.), collaborate with peers, and participate in professional role play scenarios

  • Complete a WBL project

  • Receive formal evaluations from work-site supervisors






1 The common pre-requisite for participation in any/all programs is enrollment in the Law Academy.



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