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Legal Education Partnership (LEP)

The Legal Education Partnership is a project benefitting Boys Latin High School in West Philadelphia. Once a week during the semester, we visit the school and serve as coaches for the after-school Debate and Mock Trial club teams. We provide introductory level instruction, and work with a faculty advisor to help develop students’ public speaking, debate and argumentative skills. This project is a great way to hone your craft explaining legal and concepts to those without any background, and to give back to the local community. The project does not require a commitment to helping with both programs, but volunteers can serve both teams if they are interested. We have found that the program is most successful when high school students can connect with and learn from the same volunteers on a regular basis. However, volunteers can commit as much or as little time to LEP as they are able. Volunteers must be available one afternoon per week (day to be determined) to participate in this project. By volunteering with LEP, Penn Law students will not only hone their own teaching, communication, and legal skills,  but  will also have the opportunity to really impact young minds and help them develop important academic and life skills.

 

Student Leader

Louis Lesser Director