Jacob Javits Law Academy
Welcome to the Jacob Javits Law Academy at Francis Lewis High School. This law academy is a Career and Technical Education certificate program for high school students, grades 9 through 12.
At the Jacob Javits Law Academy, you will have an opportunity to learn about law in a way that will be of practical use to you. The courses are designed to provide you with an understanding of your legal rights, responsibilities and knowledge of everyday legal problems. It will also provide you with the ability to analyze, evaluate and resolve legal controversies.
The Jacob Javits Law Academy's approach to law related education includes case studies, mock trials, debates and role-playing. The Academy utilizes community experiences such as court tours and guest speakers, including police officers and attorneys. We have an affiliation with the Manhattan law firm of Proskauer Rose, LLP, who assist students in preparing for Moot Court competitions. Many of the Academy students are also placed in prestigious law internships, including the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program with the New York City Bar Association.
Upon completion of the required number of courses and activities, students will receive a certificate in law-related education.