Student laughing at desk in classroomOn May 3, 2017, Connecticut area high school students learned firsthand about the legal profession at Shipman & Goodwin’s Law Day 2017, an annual event designed to give students from diverse backgrounds an inside view of life at a law firm.  The theme of this year’s Law Day was Equal Protection Under the Law.  Approximately twenty students from Bloomfield High School and CREC’s Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies joined us for a range of activities.  The students took part in a panel discussion about career options in the law and related fields with attorneys and staff from the firm.  They also participated in educational discussions regarding student rights under the U.S. Constitution and enjoyed a round of Legal Jeopardy testing their knowledge.  The highlight of the event was a trip to the Connecticut Supreme Court, where the justices greeted the students and the students had an opportunity to view other students’ award-winning poetry and art and to mingle with the justices and other legal professionals.