Rule of Law Day at the Capital
The purpose of this program is to educate at-risk middle school and high school students about rule of law principles and the operations of their state government. Students take a field trip to the Virginia Capitol where they learn about the legislative, executive and judicial branches from various government officials in these branches. Prior speakers at this program include the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia Attorney General, Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and Senators as well as Delegates from the General Assembly of Virginia. After students listen to these speakers at the General Assembly Building and the Supreme Court of Virginia, students are divided into groups to discuss different factual scenarios with attorneys, judges, and law enforcement officers assigned to their specific group.