SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS: WBA LAW IN EDUCATION COMMITTEE
We have speakers for your school.
Thank you for logging on to the Wichita Bar Association's website. The Law In Education Committee is committed to meeting teachers' requests to have attorneys and other legal professionals speak to students of all ages. At the start of the school year focus is given to Constitution Day (September 17) and late in the year Law Day is celebrated (May 1).
The Law Day theme for 2014 is: American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. Law Day speakers are available April 24-May 8, 2014. Please note that the deadline for requesting Law Day speakers is April 4, 2014.
In addition, teachers and counselors of any grade may request an attorney to speak in the classroom year-round. Listed below are sample topics for discussion and a request form, or please feel free to request a topic not listed below that is relevant to your curriculum and we will try to match your request.
SPEAKER REQUEST FORM
Download Speaker Request Form. The completed form can be mailed or faxed to our office.
Review the form and e-mail the necessary information to our Law-In-Education Chair
Download Teacher Evaluation Form. The completed form can be mailed or faxed to our office.
- CARE - Credit Abuse Resistance Education
- The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
- Constitution Day - September 17
- Freedoms (speech, press, religion)
- Civil Rights
- Branches of Government/Separation of Powers
- Judicial Review
- The Courts and the Judicial System
- Criminal and Civil Trials
- Role of Lawyers and Judges
- What Juries Do and How They Work
- Mock Trials
- Juvenile Law
- How Does the Juvenile System Work?
- Who is a Juvenile?
- How is Juvenile Law Different from Adult?
- Contract Law
- Enforcing a promise
- Consumer Protection
- Law As A Career
- How is the Law Involved in Current Events?
- What is Significance of New Developments?
- Education Required
- Topics for K-3
- Why Do We Have Laws?
- How Are Laws Made?
- How Are Laws Enforced?
Additional Resources for TeachersABA - Law Day information
The WBA has DVD materials courtesy of the KBA available upon request (first come, first serve basis) on the following topics:
Fourth Amendment (written materials available here) - Grades 7-12
Miranda v. Arizona (written materials available here) - Grades 9-12
Brown v. Board of Education (written materials available here) - Grades 9-12
New York Times v. Sullivan (written materials available here) - Grades 9-12