On Thursday, April 18, lawyers and judges from Maryland's courts will share their expertise and personal experiences to help area students learn about law and society. Students attending the Civics and Law Academy will meet face-to-face with judges and other legal professionals to discuss a variety of topics, including juvenile rights, criminal law, free speech and the law in the technology age.
The April 18 session will be held at North Harford High School in Pylesville, and will include more than 100 students from North Harford, Joppatowne, Bel Air,
"How can you hope to function in our society, which is based on the Rule of Law, if you don't learn civics?"
"Students are active members of our society; therefore, it is essential that they have an understanding of law and legal issues," Brown said. "The academy provides a chance for young people to take part in an intensive program to start to gain the knowledge, skills and values needed to participate fully and effectively in our pluralistic, democratic society."