Whitehaven student learns law, CSI from nation’s best | People
A Whitehaven High School student is getting the chance to crack tough legal cases with some of the nation’s most talented legal minds.
Autumn Moore is leaving Memphis for the nation’s capitol later this month. The 14-year-old is taking part in the National Youth Leadership forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation, a 6-day conference that gives high school students a chance to see what a career in the industry is really like.
“Because our legal system plays a vital role in our daily lives, the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation offers students the opportunity to learn directly from partners at law firms, criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors, as well as professors and other experts of the legal profession,” said Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the NYLF. “This is where the future for many students begins to take shape.”
Moore, who will be a sophomore in the fall, says her interest in the legal profession was peaked after meeting retired civil rights attorney H.T. Lockard.
Students at the conference will study actual events and cases and use those to examine how case law often changes the trajectory of the nation’s legal system.
But Moore isn’t just interested in law. She’s also dedicated to philanthropy. The teenager has sponsored fundraiser for a pair of charities – the Ronald McDonald House and the Diggs Kraus Sickle Cell Foundation.
The NYLF conference begins July 12 and wraps up on July 19.