HIGH SCHOOL

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Mock Trial Competition

The Delaware High School Mock Trial competition takes place at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington on the last Friday and Saturday of February, annually. We encourage all high schools to participate, regardless of experience. Resources and materials for new teams, as well as attorney coaches can be provided upon request. 

Don't miss out on this fun and engaging weekend for your students!

Opportunities for your students

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Know Your Rights Workshops
We will bring prosecutors, police officers and defense attorneys with us to teach students about their rights under the 4th amendment and DE criminal law. In this engaging workshop, students not only learn what their rights are, but how and when to assert them so that they are safe and empowered
Lunch & Learn - Meet a panel of lawyers
DELREC will bring pizza and a panel of diverse attorneys, working in a variety of fields to meet your students. We can work around your schedule and come directly to your classroom!
Argue like a Lawyer
We will bring in law professionals to facilitate a civil discourse workshop. In this engaging hour, students will learn how to structure an argument, back it up with evidence, listen actively, and formulate relevant rebuttals. 
 
Read to Apply to College?
Consider studying Legal Studies at Wilmington University! Find out more HERE
Partner with a Law Firm
DELREC can facilitate group connections with the lawyers of a firm.
YMCA Judicial Program
Teens from any school or area YMCA can participate in mock oral argument cases and propose legislation in this thriving state-wide program.
Are you ready for a Job?
There are many entry level positions for high school graduates at the courthouses in Wilmington, Dover, and in Sussex County!! Check out the listings HERE!
Teachers, this one's for YOU!
Teacher Opportunity! ABA-Federal Judicial Center Summer Institute for Teachers 
The ABA is now accepting applications (HERE) for the 2024 summer institute for teachers, which will be held in Washington, DC, June 24-28, 2024. The ABA-FJC Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies. The application deadline is March 1, 2024. 
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP WITH THE COURT
Interested in learning how the courthouse runs? Apply soon to the District of Delaware Court fellowship. You can earn $400 per week! Visit here for the 2024 Application! 
TEACHER RESOURCES 

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULA

In partnership with the Center for Civic Education and the Delaware Social Studies Coalition, DELREC is developing law related curricula for every grade level that meets the State Civics Standard.
Judicial Systems and Legal Authority
Coming Soon
Civil Rights
Coming Soon
Foundations of Law in a Civil Society
Coming Soon

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