Law & Citizenship Conference

Program Coordinator: 

The Law & Citizenship Conference is an annual statewide gathering of teachers, professors, lawyers, and other civic and law-related education professionals who come together to share curriculum, effective teaching strategies, best practices, and the latest hot topic issues important to teachers. The Conference features interactive and engaging workshops for teachers of civics, government, law and related subjects, complete with ready-to-use lessons and resources. Teachers leave the Conference prepared to spark lively classroom discussions and strengthen students' analytical skills. A great way to start the school year with new content, lessons and ideas! 


Join OCLRE at the 25th Annual Law & Citizenship Conference

September 20 and 21, 2015

Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel

Columbus, OH

Keynote address by Professor Mark A. Godsey, director of the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati School of Law.

Click here to register today!


Sessions   -   Lodging   -    Presenting at the Conference




Sessions will include:

     Advanced Mock Trial Topics

Building Historic Literacy

Teaching Founding Documents

iCivics Ohio in the Classroom

Teaching for the C3 Inquiry Arc

Historical Reenactment

Elections Topics


AND the release of the 2016 High School Mock Trial Case


Registered attendees of the Law & Citizenship Conference are elgible to attend a free Introduction to Mock Trial professional development session on Saturday, September 19th. The Introduction to Mock Trial session will be held at the Dublin Justice Center (6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, Ohio 43017). To register, click here.


Lodging Information:

The Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel is located at 600 Metro Place North, Dublin OH 43017.


Rooms at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel are available at the special group rate of $99 per night.  To make a reservation, please call 614-764-2200 by Thursday August 20th.  To be eligible for the discount you must identify yourself as a member of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education's group.



Presentation Proposals:

OCLRE is accepting proposals for presentations at the conference on a rolling basis until filled.  Presenters accepted for a session at the conference are eligible to receive one free day of registration, including meals. To submit a presentation proposal, please complete the form here.


Questions can be referred to Ryan Suskey at or 614-485-3506.

To review the 2014 Law & Citizenship Conference program, download a copy HERE