Vision and Mission

The Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship is charged with the duty of developing, supporting and participating in education programs for the people of the State of New York on the privileges as well as the duties of citizens of the United States, including programs for the education and training of students, teachers and adults, both on its own initiative and in cooperation with the Education Department of the State of New York and other public and private agencies.

Goals & Purpose

The Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association has four major goals:  

  1. PROGRAMS – To further the LYC mission through programming.
  2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – To provide educators and attorneys with training and resources to teach civics and law to students of all ages.
  3. PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES – To provide a wide variety of publications and technological resources on topics such as the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Supreme Court Decisions, the Justice System, the Legal System, International Law, and Human Rights for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.  
  4. AWARDS & GRANTS – To promote and recognize law-related education and citizenship initiatives throughout the state and to further the expansion of such programs.

The award-winning Law, Youth and Citizenship Program is one of the largest civic and law-related education programs in the nation. Please visit the  Law, Youth and Citizenship pages on the NYSBA Website.

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