Girls Rule the Law program preps 7th, 8th-graders for a future in law

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MORRIS HEIGHTS -

A group of seventh- and eighth-graders are preparing to be the city's next top legal minds.

The young women at I.S. 229 are learning what it takes to become lawyers.

The group practices mock trials as part of the Girls Rule the Law program, which is overseen by several teachers and a lawyer.

Organizers say they are working hard to bring representation to a field that they say is lacking.

The students practice and learn law three days a week, memorizing their roles and practicing what could be their future careers.

Organizers say the students have grown a lot over the course of the program and are planning to expand to help more students in the near future.

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