More than 100 Helix Legal Academy students will celebrate Law Day, May 1, attending Naturalization ceremony, participating in mock trials   

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 30, 2024)  — More than 100 Helix Legal Academy students will celebrate Law Day on May 1, 2024, participating in various activities in Baton Rouge.  

Helix Legal students in grades 6 through 8 will be attending the Naturalization Ceremony at the Raising Cane’s River Center and participating in mock trials at the 19th Judicial Court and Baton Rouge City Court. Afterwards, they will also engage with local judges and attorneys in a question-and-answer session.

Law Day is a nationwide observance to celebrate the critical role of law in society and cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal system. Throughout the country and in Louisiana, the day will be marked by a variety of activities, including educational programs, legal seminars, and mock trials. This year’s theme is “Voices of Democracy.”

“We’re always excited to participate in Law Day,” said Jason O’Dell, principal of Helix Legal Academy.  “It gives our students another opportunity to experience what the legal system looks like and gain a deeper understanding of our legal foundation.”  

The activities will begin with the Naturalization Ceremony from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, the students will split into groups and move to different courtroom sessions at the 19th Judicial Court and Baton Rouge City Court. The activities will end at noon.

About Helix Legal Academy
Located in downtown Baton Rouge, Helix Legal Academy prepares students in grades 6 through 8  with a deep understanding of the complex legal system, including civil and criminal litigation, mediation, and business transactions. In addition to learning legal competencies, there’s also a focus on STEAM education.  Helix Legal is part of Helix Community Schools,  a homegrown network of public charter schools headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which includes Helix Mentorship STEAM Academy and Helix Aviation Academy. A fourth school, Helix AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Medical Academy,  will open in Opelousas, Louisiana in August 2025.   At Helix, we are committed to exposing students to innovative academic choices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). We also provide college and career pathways for our students in aviation, legal, and STEAM professions. For more information, go to