Mentoring Youth Through Legal Education (MYLE)Board Members 2014-2015:
Andrea Bonvicino '15 - President
Mentoring Youth Through Legal Education (MYLE) is the Fordham Law branch of Legal Outreach, an organization that uses the law as a tool to foster skills and inspire vision among high school students from underserved areas around New York. MYLE coaches help high school students participate in 3 debate competitions per year on topics that range from Search & Seizure and Freedom of Speech to Equal Protection and Miranda Rights.
Students come to Fordham Law School for their debate prep sessions and debates take place at NYU, Brooklyn, and Columbia law schools. During prep sessions, MYLE coaches help their students understand the cases and fact patterns and draft their oral arguments. MYLE Coaches also attend the debates to support their students and to serve as judges.
No debate or con law experience is necessary! This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a student’s life, sharpen your own analytic skills and con law knowledge, and to network with attorney mentors.
Legal Outreach's Constitutional Law Debate this fall focused on whether the application of a Voter ID law, which requires voters to bring their voter registration and state or federal issued photo identification to the polling stations, is in violation of the US Constitution's 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause. Read the newsletter to see how Fordham's mentees and coaches faired!