Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Resources From This Years Virtual Youth Law Fair

Thank you for joining us at our Virtual Youth Law Fair! We hope that you enjoyed interacting with our volunteer attorneys and learning about different areas of the law. For your reference, please find questions asked and answered during the program HERE. Also, please find additional online games and resources HERE. We hope you can join us next year at our Youth Law Fair on Saturday, March 20, 2021. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


Each year, the Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair offers a free daylong educational event that tackles the most current legal issues facing local students. Past topics include social media use, bullying, and racial profiling. The high school students are introduced to a hands-on experience within various aspects of the law through a mock trial and exhibition hall. During the mock trial, students led by licensed attorneys will present a fictionalized case, acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, jurors, judges, or witnesses.

Established in 2000, the Youth Law Fair provides an opportunity for the local students to have a positive experience with the legal community. In partnership with local community organizations, educators, and like-minded students, the day encourages an expanded view of the judicial system, introduction to community resources, and pursuit of higher education.

The day will include activities such as courthouse tours led by D.C. Superior Court judges, a mock trial in the courtroom led by attorneys, showcase of local organizations, catered lunch, and raffle prizes! Click HERE to see a list of previous Youth Law Fair themes.

We hope to see you at next year’s fair, set for March 20, 2021.

Any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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