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.

If you are interested in attending the Awards Luncheon only CLICK HERE 
Full tables of 8 are $250 and individual seats are $30

Free Introduction to Mock Trial PD!

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.

Be the first to view this year's case!

Attendees of Law & Citizenship Conference will be the first to receive the 2016 High School MMock Trial case free with their registration. 

2016 Mock Trial Case Capsule: State of Harmony v. Riley Green

     AJ Bryant has at­tended the me­dieval fair in Buck­eye, Har­mony for sev­eral years, and is hop­ing that this year’s archer cos­tume is au­then­tic enough to win the cos­tume con­test. AJ is at­tend­ing the fair with a friend, Sam Jones, who lives near the fair­grounds. As they are walk­ing to the fair, the pair stop at a con­ve­nience store and while in­side, AJ causes a dis­tur­bance while play­ing in char­ac­ter with a bow and arrow. The store owner calls the po­lice, and as Of­fi­cer Green ar­rives on the scene, he finds Sam and AJ ar­gu­ing in the park­ing lot. AJ pulls out his bow and arrow, and Of­fi­cer Green makes the de­ci­sion to use deadly force to pre­vent fur­ther harm. Of­fi­cer Green is charged with felo­nious as­sault and the case has been bi­fur­cated; the Court will first hear tes­ti­mony on De­fen­dant’s af­fir­ma­tive de­fense that the use of deadly force was jus­ti­fied. This case will ex­plore the Fourth Amend­ment pro­tec­tion against un­rea­son­able searches and seizures as it ap­plies to the use of force by an of­fi­cer to deter or elim­i­nate the threat of harm to the pub­lic and of­fi­cer.

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

Watch this two-minute video about the Law & Citizenship Conference from 2013