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Law Week, All Year Long
http://www.lawweek.org
Source: Washington State Bar Association

Information on the Law Week program, in which hundreds of lawyers and judges visit classrooms in Washington State during the week of May 1st (Law Day). Includes information on how to participate and classroom materials such as lesson plans and handouts.
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Judges in the Classroom: Middle School Lesson Plans
http://www.courts.wa.gov/education/lessons/?fa=edu
Source: Washington Courts

Middle School lesson plans on the following topics: Battered Child Syndrome; Bill of Rights/Constitutional Law; Consumer Law; Court System; Drugs; Equality, Discrimination, and Civil Rights; Family Law; First Amendment Rights; Freedom of Speech; Introduction to the Law; Jurisdiction; Juvenile Justice; Legislative Process; Mock Trials/Hearings; Problem Solving; Religion; Rules/Laws; Search and Seizure; Separation of Powers (Legislature); State and Federal Court System; Trial Procedures; Victim Rights.
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Judges in the Classroom: High School Lesson Plans
http://www.courts.wa.gov/education/lessons/?fa=edu
Source: Washington Courts

High School lesson plans for teachers on the following topics: Automobile Accident Liability; Battered Child Syndrome; Consumer Law; Contracts; Court System; Discrimination in Housing Practices; Driving While Intoxicated; Drugs; Equality, Discrimination and Civil Rights; Family Law; First Amendment Rights; Freedom Of Speech; Housing Law; Introduction to Law; Jurisdiction; Juvenile Justice; Landlord/Tenant; Legislative Process; Mock Trials; Plea Bargaining; Problem Solving; Religion; Search and Seizure; Separation Of Powers (Legislature); State and Federal Court System; Supreme Justice Video Lessons; Trial Procedures; Victim Rights; Warranties.
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Law School
http://www.wsba.org/media/publications/pamphlets/l
Source: Washington State Bar Association

Explains the process of becoming a law student including applying to law schools and completing the law school admission test (LSAT). Discusses the costs of law school and what to expect in law school. Includes helpful links to additional information about law school.
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Judges in the Classroom Lesson Plan -- Supreme Justice Video Lessons -- General Information
http://www.courts.wa.gov/education/lessons/?fa=edu
Source: Washington Courts

These lesson plans accompany the Supreme Justice video, which describes the workings of the Washington State Supreme Court by following a case from initial appeal to the filing of a decision. A link is included to an order form for the video. Elementary School lesson plans are on the topics What Is A Court? and Making An Appeal. Middle School lesson plans are on the topics The Courts: Interpreting the Law Re Weapons and The Courts: Interpreting the Law Re Safe Employment. High School lesson plans are on the topics Claim Your Jurisdiction Game: Getting Ready for Moot Court and Courts: Interpreting the Law on Safe Employment.
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