One of our graduates turned us onto a nifty little resource for students exploring legal issues. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) has created a series of publications and other resources to help students learn about issues of law -- as well as their rights as youth -- and to provide educators and youth advocates with helpful resources for exploring and addressing legal topics.
In addition to publications on topics such as the Bill of Rights, the rights of homeless students, and student discipline, the NJSBF website offers links to two newsletters for youth. One, The Legal Eagle, is for grades 5-12 and explores a variety of legal issues. Their most recent edition focuses on animal law issues (pdf). The other publication, Respect, focuses on issues of tolerance and diversity for middle and high school students.
The site also offers resources for specific types of programs for K-12 students, from mock trials to conflict resolution and peer mediation.
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