Constitutional Rights Foundation: Lawyers in the Classroom

Contact person: 

Jessica Chetnik, Program Director

Contact email: 
Organization's mission: 

Lawyers in the Classroom places volunteers in second- through eighth-grade classrooms to help students to better understand the U.S. Constitution, our legal system, and law-related careers.

Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRFC) trains attorneys to lead interactive lessons and matches attorneys with social studies classes and trains teachers and creates materials and assessments appropriate to each grade level. Working together through Lawyers in the Classroom, teachers and attorneys provide multiple, authentic opportunities for students to learn about their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Project location: 

Multiple locations throughout Hyde Park and Woodlawn.

Estimated time necessary for completion of project: 

Volunteers commit to visit their assigned school a minimum of three times during the school year for approximately two hours.

Number of students needed: 

Open.

Qualifications needed for this project, if any: 

Open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls.

Application deadline: 

Please contact Shehnaz Mansuri, smansuri@uchicago.edu, for details.