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In 1983, interested groups came together to explore how Ohio could better inform students about their constitutional rights and responsibilities and fill a void in law-related education.  A coalition of the Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Attorney General Anthony Celebrezze, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation strongly believed that partnerships between the educational and legal communities could effectively achieve this goal and together founded Ohio Mock Trial, a statewide high school mock trial program. The Supreme Court of Ohio, which is also a strong proponent of law and citizenship education, became a program sponsor in June 1988.

Today, OCLRE con­tin­ues to pro­vide pro­grams fo­cused on: 

  1. imparting practical law-related information to students and teachers,
  2. developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills for students, and
  3. providing positive engagement between students and the community.

 

Latest News

08/30/2019

Discussing not Debating Controversy in the Classroom

Full article from September 2019 newsletter

The 2019 Law & Citizenship Conference is fast approaching! Depending on your teaching style, this year’s theme can either strike fear in your heart or ignite enthusiasm. There is often fear that a “discussion” will quickly devolve into dissension, or worse, a fight. There is a better way! By acknowledging controversy and proactively teaching your students how to have a discussion, you can better prepare them for the civil discourse that we, as a society, should aspire.

05/16/2019

Ohio Middle School students Highlight Their Constitutional Knowledge

COLUMBUS (May 16, 2019) - As the end of the school year approaches, most students are thinking about their summer plans.  But, more than 200 Ohio middle school students remain focused on academics, having spent the last few months studying and preparing for the Ohio Middle School We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Showcase on May 17 at the Ohio Statehouse.

05/06/2019

Students ‘Appeal’ to Justices at State Moot Court Competition

Justices Patrick Fischer and Melody Stewart were among the panel of judges for latest state moot court championship won by Danville High School. The sixth annual event – hosted by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education – was held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center last week.

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Upcoming Events

Mon
23
2019
September 23, 2019

Law & Citizenship Conference

Tue
24
2019
September 24, 2019

Introduction to Mock Trial PD

Thu
10
2019
October 10, 2019

Mock Trial Deep Dive

Mon
28
2019
October 28-29, 2019

Constitution Camp

Thu
14
2019
November 14, 2019

Intro to Middle School Mock Trial

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