Area students attend civics, law academy

  • Friday, November 8, 2013

Thomas Reed Chambers, Nelson A. Correa, Hannah Herman, Elaina Samios, John Albert Meyer, III and Kayla Nicole Butler, all of Summerville, completed the Civics and Law Academy at the Charleston School of Law on November 2.

The 2013 Civics and Law Academy at the Charleston School of Law hosted 35 area high school students who engaged in lessons and discussions in a curriculum focused on Constitutions and Constitutionality. The Civics and Law Academy is an American Bar Association program that seeks to educate high school students to be active participants in a democracy. The Office of Diversity Initiatives at the Charleston School of Law implements this educational program in Charleston.

“The students engaged in debates, presentations, and a review of the United States Constitution. They studied the history of the Constitution and examined how certain groups of people were denied the right to vote when the Constitution was drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1789.” Director of Diversity Initiatives and Professor at the Charleston School of Law, Debra J. Gammons said.

Judge Robert S. Carr closed the Academy stating, “The Constitution – The words we live by.” Not only did he emphasize the rule of law, but he also stressed the importance of respect for the law.

Students were taught and participated in activities that stressed the virtues of a democratic government by professors at the Charleston School of Law as well as local attorneys. Current law students explained to the Academy members the steps to take to get to law school.

A high school student who is interested in participating in the 2014 Civics and Law Academy should contact the Charleston School of Law Office of Diversity Initiatives.


Notice about comments:

The Journal Scene is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Journal Scene.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos

The Journal Scene

© 2015 The Journal Scene an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.