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URI’s Urban Field Center to hold 21st Annual Law Day at Feinstein Providence Campus

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

Teachers can now register classes to participate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- March 2, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island's Urban Field Center at the Feinstein Providence Campus will once again open the doors for teenagers to dialogue with attorneys, justices, and professors – all on critical topics of law.

History, political science and social studies teachers and students from high schools throughout the state are invited to participate with lawyers, judges and state attorneys in the 21st Annual Law Day program to be held on Thursday, May 5, 2005 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University’s Feinstein Providence Campus.

The theme for the series of interactive workshops is "We the People: Laws in Action" and will include such topics as: Downloading the Internet: How much is Legal?, DWY: Driving While Young, and Big Brother's Watching: Privacy Concerns. The program is directed by Urban Field Center Director Marcia Marker Feld and Deputy Director Gayla Gazerro. To register, teachers may call Gazerro at 277-5236 or email to gayla@uri.edu.

The Urban Field Center's law-related education project and the Rhode Island Bar Association support Law Day to promote knowledge and awareness of the law within the Rhode Island Urban Community. Over the past 20 years, thousands of students and their teachers have participated in the annual event in Providence.