Federal Bar Association Summer Program for High School Students
Mon 9:00 AM - Fri 4:00 PM

The Federal Bar Association and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum have created a program specifically for students considering careers in the legal field and who want to learn more about their own roles in conflict resolution.

Students will:

    • Meet and visit with federal judges to learn about the nature of their work and their career paths
    • Visit with Deputy U.S. Marshals and FBI agents about their roles as law enforcement officers in the federal system
    • Meet lawyers who work in the federal system, including federal prosecutors and defense attorneys, to discuss their roles in criminal proceedings
    • Meet with probation officers to gain a sense of their responsibilities in helping offenders with rehabilitation and reintegration into the community
    • Participate in the Memorial’s Better Conversations program on facilitating conversations on challenging topics
    • Participate in a simulated mediation involving freedom of speech in high school to experience conflict resolution through civil discourse and negotiation
    • Explore conflict theory and conflict resolution, focusing on an individual’s role in conflict resolution at school, at work, and in everyday life
    • Get an eye-witness tour of the Memorial Museum to understand the history of the 1995 bombing of the federal building
    • Observe court proceedings and a naturalization ceremony for new citizens
    • Enjoy opportunities for personal discussions with those who work in the justice system

The program is designed to be highly personal, engaging, and interactive. Participants should come prepared to engage in all the activities of the week.

Applications Due May 31

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