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.

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Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

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

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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.

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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

09/15/2016

Educators Will Kick Off School Year at Civics Conference

COLUMBUS (September 15, 2016) - More than 100 educators will come to Columbus on September 18 and 19 to attend the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s 26th annual Law & Citizenship Conference. The conference is a statewide gathering of teachers, professors, lawyers, and other civic and law-related education professionals who come together to share curriculum, effective teaching strategies, and best practices. This year’s theme is “Democracy in Action: Teaching Students About Elections” and topics include: civil rights and the ballot box, the electoral college, political cartoons, and the role of the media in elections.

09/14/2016

Law and Citizenship Conference News Release

Lanzinger, Osterud to Receive Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Highest Honors

COLUMBUS (Sept. 15, 2016) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will present its two highest honors—the Eiler Award for Mock Trial Coaching Excellence and the Founders’ Award—at the 26th annual Law & Citizenship Conference on Monday, Sept. 19 in Columbus.

06/02/2016

St. Hilary Mock Trial teams compete at state

COLUMBUS — St. Hilary School’s Mock Trial teams of seventh- and eighth-graders competed at the Ohio Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase in Columbus April 15. For the second year, the school had two teams, with students serving as attorneys and witnesses.

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Upcoming Events

Mon
3
2016
October 3, 2016
9:00AM-3:30PM

Constitution Camp: Content and Application, Professional Development

OCLRE office: 1700 Lake Shore Dr, Columbus 43204

Fri
21
2016
October 21, 2016
10:00AM-2:00PM

Youth for Justice and Project Citizen Professional Development

OCLRE office: 1700 Lake Shore Drive Columbus 43204

Fri
4
2016
November 4-5, 2016

James Madison Legacy Project Fall Professional Development

OCLRE office: 1700 Lake Shore Drive Columbus 43204

Tue
15
2016
November 15, 2016
9:00AM-3:30PM

Middle School Mock Trial Intro Professional Development

OCLRE office: 1700 Lake Shore Drive Columbus 43204

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