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August 2006

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Law Day 2006

Courts across the country have original ways of introducing teens to the Constitution, the federal Judiciary, and careers in the legal system, extending the reach of Constitution Day throughout the year. For Law Day 2006, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California welcomed hundreds of students to its Los Angeles Courthouse. One class is shown in the photo above. Throughout the day, judges hosted court-room simulations and encouraged student participation. For Groundhog’s Day, the court’s job-shadowing program allows students to follow employees for a morning, then discuss career options over lunch. Every fall the district court sponsors a contemporary topics institute that helps teachers make the federal courts come alive for their students.