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Principal's Message

Welcome to The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, An Urban Assembly School. It is my honor and privilege to have the opportunity to lead this amazing school. The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) opened its doors September, 1997 under the leadership of founding Principal David C. Banks to 64 eager freshmen! Since then we have grown to 730 students in grades 6-12. This school is the first of the Urban Assembly schools planned and developed out of the vision of Richard A. Kahan, Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and the Bronx Criminal Court Task Force.

LGJ is the only high school in NYC to offer students in grades 6-12 a series of electives connected to our theme of Law, Government and Justice. This school was founded on the belief that our students should have the opportunity to learn the inner workings of the judicial system without having to go "through" the system. Through our many community, public and private partnerships we are able to make this happen. In September 2004, we moved into our brand new state of the art facility, which we share with the Bronx Criminal Court Complex.

At LGJ, we pride ourselves on being able to say we are family!! As we have grown not a week goes by that a member of our family does not come back to visit, to celebrate, or to just walk the halls of LGJ and remember the legacy that they have left. I welcome you to explore our website and learn more about the LGJ family and the wonderful learning community that we have built for our scholars!!

Thank you for taking the time to explore The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice website, where we are all Champions of the C.H.A.R.G.E!!!

Johanie Hernandez
Principal