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The Big Legal Lesson 2022


The Big Legal Lesson™️ is a national campaign by Young Citizens to get young people engaged with the law throughout March 2022 and beyond.  

We have designed a brand-new pack of free classroom resources, sponsored by international law firm Mishcon de Reya, to help learners understand how the legal system affects every part of their lives. It is expected to be the biggest public legal education event of its kind, with tens of thousands of young people taking part across the UK. 

From KS1 to post-16, schools can access a full suite of age-appropriate resources covering the fundamentals of law. Older students will explore the laws surrounding social media usage, asking what is acceptable to be posted online and how we can make social networking safe for all in an era of unrivalled free speech.

Last year over 57,000 young people and 1000 teachers took part, and Young Citizens hopes to match this in 2022. 83% of students said that taking part improved their understanding of the rule of law and why it is important.

“The best thing about the resource was that is gave my students an understanding that their views are important and they have the voice to change things. It helped them to understand that they are part of a community and have a responsibility towards it.” Secondary school teacher, 2021 

Register your interest now and pledge to deliver the lesson during Big Legal Lesson Week 14th – 18th March 2022.

You will receive a link to download the resources straight to your inbox once they are launched.

Start date: 14th March 2022 08:00
End Date: 18th March 2022 00:00