The Marist Law Association was created by Marist alumni in the legal community to provide an opportunity for professional, personal, and civic growth. Its mission is to foster involvement with Marist High School, its faculty and students, and to further advance Marist’s vocation of educating young men and women for time and eternity.
The events of the Law Association aim to promote its mission with a focus on camaraderie and connection between Marist’s legal community. The Law Association welcomes all alumni involved in the study, practice, creation and adjudication of law.
Through the fellowship, commitment, and charity of its members this Law Association endures.
Mock Trial Club
Led by the Honorable Chris Lawler ’81, Pat Enright ‘94, Jim Lundy ’88, and Mike Golden ’82, Marist High School's first-ever Mock Trial Club aims to provide an educational yet fun experience for students, especially those interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. As part of the club, students experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues with seasoned professionals. By studying a case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students develop presentation skills, analytic ability and team cooperation.
The Marist Law Association named Bob Clifford ’69, founder of Clifford Law Offices, honorary chair of the Mock Trial Club. Bob received the honor for his commitment to Marist High School, dedication to the legal profession, and encouragement of future attorneys.
Marist High School’s Explore Program provides unique opportunities for students to consider careers through mentorship, special events, and professional resources. It allows students the chance to learn from seasoned professionals about a variety of industries, while affording students who have a career goal in mind the opportunity to delve deeper into the industry, attain insider knowledge and gain invaluable professional experience while in high school. This program helps set Marist students apart from peers, as it differentiates them from the typical college applicant. Explore Program graduates are uniquely prepared for college and, eventually, professional life.
If you would like to visit a class, allow a current student or young alumni to shadow you at work, or share your expertise as part of the Mock Trial Club, please contact Kathleen McArdle at 773.881.5357.
The Law Association will host a family-friendly football social on Friday, October 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria for the Marist vs. Marian Central game. Enjoy pizza, refreshments, ice cream, and school tours before kickoff at 7 p.m.
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