During 30 years of Law Day in the Schools, our volunteers have had so many wonderful opportunities to enter classrooms in Boston and interact with students from kindergarten all the way up through high school.
This year’s topic of Miranda rights seemed especially to resonate with students. In elementary school classrooms, students were asked to determine whether the so-called “big, bad wolf” made infamous by the story of the three little pigs was truly guilty of a crime. They discussed the book “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, with remarkable maturity. Some classes even ended up with a hung jury, our volunteers have reported.
Meanwhile, high school students had pithy discussions about the history and case law surrounding Miranda rights. Some students were able to relate the lessons from the attorneys to their own lives, or to recent events in the news.
More than 30 BBA sponsor firms have adopted a classroom this year. Over 1,500 students will be served by the program, which continues through the month of May. Click here to check out more photos from Law Day in the Schools!