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Starr joins other lawyers at School Without Walls

Former Solicitor General and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr joined other prominent lawyers and officials at School Without Walls, talking to students about the law and court cases they have studied Wednesday.

The class in School Without Walls was part of the D.C. Street Law program, which links law students and high school students. The law school students teach different aspects of law to their younger counterparts and School Without Walls is part of the program.

Democracy is a race between ignorance and education, William Paul, president of the American Bar Association, said to the group of students. He said education is a continuing process.

Starr, a part-time volunteer at Anacostia High School, said he enjoys his work with young people.

Sometimes you end up learning more as a teacher or teacher’s assistant than as a student, he said.

Paul said one of the goals of his organization is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the legal profession. More than 92 percent of lawyers are white, he said.

The group of assembled lawyers discussed some court cases the class had studied and discussed their legal implications.

-Steven Postal

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