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John Carroll Student to Take Part in National Youth Leadership Forum


Janae Carter, a JCHS junior, will join other outstanding high school students from across the nation in a unique career development opportunity, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Careers in Law & CSI, an Envision program. Forum sessions, held in Washington, D.C., introduce young scholars to the many challenges and career options in the legal profession and forensic science.
The forum curriculum is based on actual events, and throughout the six-day program, students learn through intensive simulations and the examples set by attorneys of law and court officials – from municipal court to the U.S. Supreme Court. Students gain confidence and new perspectives on justice as they see how court cases often change the legal system.
Teachers and guidance counselors nominate students based on their leadership potential and interest in law and crime scene investigation. “This is where the future begins to take shape for many students,” said Marguerite C. Regan, Ph.D., dean of academic affairs for National Youth Leadership Forum on Law & CSI. “The forum provides students with a valuable opportunity to learn from partners at law firms, forensic pathologists, criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, professors and experts in the legal profession.”
The program also takes students to some of the nation’s most prestigious law schools, which have included the Georgetown University Law Center, The George Washington University Law School and American University Washington College of Law.

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