We succeed in our mission thanks to the contributions of generous volunteers. Please explore the many different ways to volunteer with Classroom Law Project below.
If you would like to sign up for multiple volunteer opportunities, please complete the general volunteer sign-up. You will be contacted approximately three weeks before the event to follow-up. If you have questions, please contact Mackendree Thompson, Office & Events Administrator, at email@example.com.
Courthouse Experience Tour Guides
Classroom Law Project provides support for mock trial programs throughout the entire state of Oregon. Each year volunteer coaches, judges, and competition event volunteers make Mock Trial possible for students across the state. There are several ways to participate in a Mock Trial program in your area.
MiniMock is a free, scrimmage-type event that gives students an opportunity to gain experience, try out new roles and skills, and encourages high schools to start their own teams.
MiniMock is on Friday, December 8, at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland.
Oregon Civics Conference
The first Friday of each December is “Civic Education for Teachers” Day. In honor of this state law, Classroom Law Project hosts a Civics Conference at the State Capitol in Salem for educators. Each year, teachers get an insider’s view of the halls of Oregon government. Workshops touch on every aspect of Oregon government from the mouths of elected and appointed officials, civic leaders, and scholars.
Classroom Law Project provides support for We The People constitutional law programs throughout the entire state of Oregon for grades 5-12. Each year volunteer coaches, judges, and competition event assistants make We The People possible for students across the state. There are several ways to participate in a We The People programs in your area.
Coach: If you are an attorney, political science or American history buff, you could help coach a high school Constitution team.
Timekeeper/Escort: Keep Judges & Students on time according to competition rules; Escort Judges to hearing rooms per their schedule.
Event Assistance: The We The People competitions need many hands on deck! Give yourself the chance to be impressed by these young constitutional law scholars by lending a hand to Classroom Law Project while attending a We The People competition. Event Assistants help with event set-up, check-in, and much more!
Read more about We the People.
Law Day is Classroom Law Project’s annual conference for high school students. Law Day is a fun day of energizing and thought-provoking seminars at Portland State University for 9th-12th graders.
Law Day 2017 will be held on May 2, 2017, at Portland State University in downtown Portland.
Facilitator: Join us and sit in on fascinating seminars while making sure the workshops run smoothly and on-time.
Read more about Law Day.
The Classroom Law Project Annual Golf Tournament is a charity fundraiser benefiting civic education in Oregon.
The 2016 Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament took place on Friday, September 23rd at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. See our News page for the full story!
Event Assistance: Volunteering at the Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament is a fun way to give back! Event Assistants help with event set-up, check-in, and much more! Plus, there may be the opportunity to drive around in a golf cart!
Would you rather play golf than volunteer? That is a good choice as well!
Check out the Photo Gallery of the 2016 Tournament (password: The Reserve)!
Each year Classroom Law Project honors the Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year and the Civic Educator of the Year with a fun evening of wine, dinner, slideshows, and much more. This annual event is vital to Classroom Law Project’s fundraising efforts and is made possible by volunteers like you!
The 2017 Legal Citizen of the Year Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the historic Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.
Event Assistance: Volunteering at the Classroom Law Project Legal Citizen Dinner is a fun way to give back! Event Assistants help with event set-up, check-in, clean-up, and much more!
Each year more than 600 committed lawyers, judges, policy makers, community leaders, parents, and educators play a key role in ensuring that young people are given hands-on learning opportunities.
These volunteers serve as coaches to mock trial teams, judge competitions, listen to students’ presentations, share valuable experience with teachers, serve as mentors, or lead court tours.