Tanenbaum Keale partner Robert Gilmartin and associates Pamela Kaplan, Josephine Reina and Omari Reid recently served as coaches and judges for NJ LEEP’s Constitutional Law Debate.

Part of NJ LEEP’s High School Program, the Constitutional Law Course and Debate teaches 10th-grade students about the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment, as well as the appellate process. Additionally, volunteers help 10th- and 11th-grade students craft a legal brief and prepare for mock oral arguments. During the debate, students present their oral arguments and field questions from volunteer judges.

This year’s sessions were conducted via Zoom conferencing.

A college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area, NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project) is a program designed for college-bound students that empowers them with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in their educational and professional endeavors. To learn more, contact NJ LEEP Managing Director of External Engagement Claire Dragon at cdragon@njleep.org.