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S.C Bar and S.C. Supreme Court hold S.C. Supreme Court Institute

June 25, 2014

The S.C. Bar Law Related Education Division (LRE) and the S.C. Supreme Court are holding the eighth annual S.C. Supreme Court Institute June 23-27 in Columbia.

The S.C. Supreme Court Institute brings social studies, government and history teachers together with attorneys, judges and Supreme Court justices for a five-day program focusing on the S.C. Supreme Court and branches of government. Throughout the program, attendees learn how to integrate South Carolina courts and the law into their classrooms and bring the topics to life for their students.

The Institute includes panel discussions with judges from various South Carolina courts, a technology component introducing teachers to various online resources, and an opportunity to build lesson plans for use in their classrooms. As part of the program, attendees will also hear oral arguments at the S.C. Supreme Court and are given the opportunity to meet with the justices.

A special component of the Institute includes a session on iCivics, a national, web-based education project designed to teach students about civics and inspire them to be active participants and leaders in our democracy. The iCivics website ( features games, lesson plans and classroom handouts specific to the Constitution, Bill of Rights, the three branches of government, persuasive writing, and citizenship and community participation.

For more information on the S.C. Supreme Court Institute or the Law Related Education Division, visit

The S.C. Bar LRE Division, which was developed to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education, has been part of the Bar since 1976.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 15,000 attorneys, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.



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