Law & Citizenship Conference

Program Coordinator: 

The 24th Annual Law & Citizenship Conference:  September 21-22, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin, Ohio

Keynote Speakers  

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will have a conversation with teachers about her plan to improve Ohio judicial elections. Chief Justice O'Connor will discuss the problems with Ohio's judicial elections and dialogue with participants about her three-point plan to improve that system on Monday, September 22.  Learn more about the plan at

Mary Beth Tinker

The landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District set the precedent affirming students’ First Amendment rights after Mary Beth Tinker and her brother wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War.  Hear from Mary Beth Tinker about her experiences and how she continues to advocate for student rights today.  Ms Tinker will deliver the keynote address on Monday, September 22 and offer a breakout session on Sunday, September 21.


Visit the conference sessions and conference presenters links below to learn more:

Registration and Rates

Conference Sessions

Location and Directions

Session Presenters

Hotel Room Reservations


Schedule Ashland Graduate Credit

Questions can be referred to Tim Kalgreen at or 614-485-3515.





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!