Lee’s Summit North High School students participate in state wide constitutional law sessions

Photo: Supreme Court of Missouri Chief Justice Mary Russell stops to speak with special guests at The Missouri Bar’ Annual Meeting Opening Luncheon. The special guests were students Kristofer Frostestad, Victoria Kelley and Zachary Hitchcock from Lee’s Summit North who were invited to attend plenary sessions and hear the Chief Justice’s Address.

Thirty Lee’s Summit North High School students participated in state wide constitutional law legal continuing education programs at The Missouri Bar’s 133rd Annual Meeting September 11, 2014, at the Sheraton Crown Center in downtown Kansas City.Through a successful partnership with The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program, the sessions provided “extensive support for classroom learning about the law, the legal system and the courts. The school receives lesson plans, supplementary reading materials and teacher workshops,” the Lee’s Summit Journal reports.

Students were able to attend two, 90-minute plenary sessions and interacted with a panel of law professors and attorneys to discuss a variety of constitutional issues facing citizens and states today.

The first plenary session is titled: Same Sex Issues – Navigating the Conflicting Legal Landscape of Marriage and the Broader Implications for Other Areas of Law.
The second plenary session is titled: If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Have No Problem … Really? Evolving Expectations and New Realities When It Comes to Privacy

After the sessions, students were invited on a tour of the Court of Appeals of Missouri Western District with Hon. Alok Ahuja and a “question-and-answer” session with two Supreme Court of Missouri judges, Hon. Laura Denvir Stith and Hon. Paul C. Wilson. In addition, four students were chosen to attend the bar’s annual meeting opening luncheon with Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell.

For a complete list of panelists and schedule of the plenary sessions held at The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting, please visit The Missouri Bar website.

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