CHICAGO | More than 30 students from three area high schools recently spent the day at the George Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, getting a firsthand look at the criminal justice system, including a presentation from Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
The students were participating in Law Day, an annual event sponsored by the American Bar Association that celebrates the rule of law in our society. The 2014 theme for Law Day, which was May 1, was “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.”
The students heard from several individuals who work in various areas of the criminal justice system and took a tour of the courthouse.
The students were from Seton Academy in South Holland, Chicago Math and Science Academy and Legal Prep Charter Academy in Chicago.