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YLS Hosts Youth Law Academy

Friday, June 05, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connecticut Bar Association
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Over 150 students from across the state attended the “Youth Law Academy” hosted by CBA-YLS on Friday, May 29 at Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven.

The program is designed to educate students about the law and to encourage them to consider a career in the legal profession. The day featured a panel discussion with Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson and Superior Court Judges Antonio C. Robaina, Nina F. Elgo, and Vernon D. Oliver as well as a mock law class with Judge Angela C. Robinson. CBA member attorneys participated in breakout sessions to engage students in small group discussions about legal concepts and explore potential career paths in the law. Students also got some tips on the college and law school admissions process from Karen DeMeola, Assistant Dean of Students at UConn Law and Kathy A. Kuhar, Associate Dean of Students at Quinnipiac University School of Law. The academy was supported with a generous sponsorship from Day Pitney LLP.