Students at Maspeth High School opened a new student courtroom last week. The grand opening of the life-like room was attended by State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr., as well as representatives from the NYPD 104th precinct.
The new court room will allow students to see what the inside of a court room is like and get first-hand practice on what it is like to have a career in the legal field. It will be used by the school’s law club – which is run by history teacher Sarah Jabbar. Students at the school will be able to challenge punishments they receive from teachers.
“The courtroom established inside Maspeth High School will serve as one of the most valuable resources for these students, whether they are interested in law or just starting to figure out what career path is the right one for them,” said Addabbo. “This is a wonderful opportunity to gain real-world experience in a number of career fields, and Maspeth High School is fortunate to have such an exciting program right inside school walls. I commend all the teachers and students involved in making this courtroom a reality and urge every student to take advantage of such a unique opportunity.”