On July 14, while many Washington-area students were cooling off at the pool, 120 rising ninth-graders from Thurgood Marshall Academy participated in a Summer Law Day event here at the firm! This year’s Law Day kicked off with an early-morning breakfast training session for our attorneys participating in the program – and once the students arrived, they were divided into six small groups.

Each group of students teamed up with a pair of attorneys, and dove right into a lesson focusing on contracts. The session also included interactive workshops, simulated negotiation, and a mock trial. The Law Day program concluded with a group lunch with all the students and our attorney volunteers.

Thurgood Marshall Academy was the first law-themed public charter high school in DC, and was founded based on the principles – articulated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall – that every child should have a world-class education and the opportunity to reach their full potential. The annual Summer Law Day at Wiley Rein is just one of the great opportunities Thurgood Marshall Academy offers its students.

A big thank-you to all of our attorneys who took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer! Wiley Rein is proud to be a supporter of Thurgood Marshall Academy, and we look forward to working with the school and its students again in the future!

Wiley Rein Summer Associates (left) Vinecia Perkins and (right) Anna Schaffner working hard with the students from Thurgood Marshall!


Associate, Derrick Petit, teaching the students about Contracts!


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