Sparta teen tries hand as Supreme Court justice

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:47

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-Justine Carlucci, of Sparta, participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law, March 1-6, in Washington, D.C., for demonstrating academic achievement and an interest in the legal profession. Carlucci joined approximately 350 outstanding high school juniors and seniors from across the United States at the Forum on Law. "Through intensive simulations, Justine Carlucci had the opportunity to exercise the skills used by Supreme Court justices who rule on key issues facing our country today in addition to serving as the esteemed legal teams that argue on behalf of and against those issues," said Donna Snyder, executive director of NYLF. "Because our legal system plays a vital role in our daily lives, the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law offered students the opportunity to learn directly from partners at law firms, criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors, as well as professors and other experts of the legal profession. This is where the future for many students begins to take shape." The curriculum for NYLF/LAW was based on actual events, which allowed participants to learn from the examples set by attorneys of law and court officials from municipal court to the U.S. Supreme Court. The process encouraged participants to develop perspective and resolve. Throughout the Forum, students examined how court cases often change the legal system. In the past, NYLF/LAW has visited several law firms and area courthouses, including the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Superior Court and various county circuit courts. The program has also included visits to some of the nation's most prestigious law schools, including University of Maryland School of Law, Washington College of Law at American University and Howard University School of Law. NYLF is a nonprofit, educational organization committed to empowering young people to make well-informed career choices. For information, visit us at