CBA Law & Debate Club

A program for Chicago-area high school students to develop negotiation and debate skills and learn about careers in the law!

The Program

The CBA Law & Debate Club sponsors lectures and activities for young men and women from Chicago-area high schools between the ages of 14 and 20 who are interested in careers in law and government. The Club’s programming is coordinated by volunteer attorneys who meet with students every other Wednesday evening from September through April and facilitate role plays concerning legal and ethical questions. The programming features guest speakers from all facets of the legal profession and aims to help students improve important life skills, including public speaking, negotiation, debate and advocacy skills. There is no cost to participate. Space is limited. During the 2022-2023 school year, all meetings will be held virtually via Zoom video conferencing technology. Click here for the 2022-2023 program flyer.  


To register for the Law & Debate Club, all applicants must complete both of the forms below prior to the first club meeting of the year:

1. Parent / Guardian Permission Form
2. Student Questionnaire Form


If you are a teacher interested in learning more, please contact Committee Chair Sarah Chowdhury at General inquiries regarding the program may be submitted to