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Teachers Experience "Ohio Government in Action"

Source: Court News Ohio, Feb. 27, 2020 - by Csaba Sukosd

Thousands of students come to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center every year. But the building’s most pivotal visitors are arguably teachers. More than 20 educators recently traveled to the home of the state Supreme Court to expand their intellects and practices through an Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) program known as Ohio Government in Action.


High School Students Head to Mock Trial Regional Competitions

More than 800 Ohio high school students are one step closer to representing Ohio at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in May. Out of the 319 teams that participated in the District Competition on January 17, 91 teams emerged undefeated and will now advance to the next level of competition. On Friday, February 7, these students will enter courtrooms across the state to take part in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 37th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Regional Competition.


Awardees Announced

COLUMBUS (Sept. 18, 2019) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will present its highest honors at the 29th annual Law & Citizenship Conference on Monday, Sept. 23 in Columbus.  


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.


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.


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.


Students Put Literary Character on Trial in Annual Mock Trial Showcase

COLUMBUS (May 1, 2019) - More than 500 Ohio middle school students, representing 36 schools, will bring a classic piece of literature to life at the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) annual Middle School Mock Trial Showcase, May 2, 3 and 10 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. 


Ohio Students Named to Civics & Law Honor Roll

COLUMBUS (April 30, 2019) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is pleased to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Ohio high school students who are invested in civic learning and active in their communities. The following students were nominated by a teacher or other civic leader and have been named to the OCLRE 2019 Civics & Law Honor Roll


High School Students Will “Appeal” to Judges in State Moot Court Competition  

COLUMBUS (April 25, 2019) - The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will host its annual high school Moot Court Competition on Friday, April 26 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. Students will take on the role of appellate attorneys and argue both sides of an original case.


Teams Make a Good Case for Advancement

A police officer shoots a man who points a toy bow and arrow at him -- was the officer justified in using deadly force? That question kicked off the 2016 Ohio Mock Trial district competitions Jan. 29, during which Worthington Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington high school students argued as prosecutors or defense attorneys or served as witnesses, scoring high enough to advance to the Feb. 19 regional contests.

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