Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Students learn, practice and develop necessary skills to ready themselves for informed, active civic participation in their community and the world.

more information

Get
Involved

Get Involved

Lawyers, educators, or community leaders provide meaningful direction and feedback in a variety of ways.
Learn how you can volunteer.

more information

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Civics, government and law-related resources to enhance your teaching practice and your students’ understanding and enthusiasm.

more information

Professional Development

Professional Development

Opportunities to develop mastery of content and pedagogy, and to learn about and how to implement any OCLRE program in the classroom.

more information

Welcome

Website Images

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

02/10/2017

Teachers Experience Ohio Government in Action

COLUMBUS (Feb. 10, 2017) – Teachers from around the state convened in the state capital on Feb. 8-9 to take part in a two-day conference and get an inside view of Ohio’s three branches of government. Ohio Government in Action, a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, provides teachers the opportunity to meet with leaders and learn about Ohio’s legislative, judicial and executive branches and to share ideas and develop lessons to help their students better understand state government.

02/09/2017

Lisbon mock trial team advances to regionals

LISBON– The Lisbon Blue Mock Trial team defeated Harrison Central and Steubenville in the Ohio Mock Trial District competition. They will now advance to the regional competition in Akron on Feb. 10. Lindsey and Katie Chludzinski were awarded best attorney and Julie Muntean the best witness.

02/09/2017

High School Students Advance to Regional Mock Trial Competition

COLUMBUS (Feb. 9, 2017) – Following a district competition in which more than 3,000 Ohio high school students competed, approximately 1,000 students – representing 110 teams – will compete this Friday, February 10, in the regional level of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 34th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

view all events

Upcoming Events

Fri
3
2017
March 3, 2017

James Madison Legacy Project Spring Professional Development

OCLRE office: 1700 Lake Shore Drive Columbus 43204

Thu
9
2017
March 9-11, 2017

High School Mock Trial State Competition

Franklin County Courthouse

Fri
24
2017
March 24, 2017

Middle School Mock Trial Competition-Day 1

Supreme Court of Ohio

Thu
30
2017
March 30, 2017

Middle School Mock Trial Competition-Day 2

Supreme Court of Ohio

Fri
31
2017
March 31, 2017

Middle School Mock Trial Competition-Day 3

Supreme Court of Ohio

view all events
Partnering with Teachers to Bring Citizenship to Life

Our Sponsors

Ohio Supreme Court      Ohio Attorney General      Ohio State Bar Association      ACLU