Law Related Education

Overview of Law Related Education:
The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) is a service arm of the Bar that, since the mid-1980s, has provided teachers, school resource officers, juvenile justice personnel and lawyers with resources, materials and technical assistance to teach law and citizenship education.  LRE serves as a central source for civic education in South Carolina, providing free and low cost trainings for teachers and School Resource Officers to implement programs to include Community Works; Foundations of Democracy; Elementary, Middle, and High School Mock Trial,; Law For Teachers; Street Law; We the People:  Project Citizen; and We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.  LRE hosts culminating activities to include regional and state competitions for Mock Trial, Project Citizen; and We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution. 


Current Highlights:

New - Incoming Law Related Education Chair
The SC Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division would like to announce Walter George Dusky as the new LRE Chair for 2014-15. The LRE Division and Committee look forward to his leadership in the coming year.   Mr. Dusky has been a long standing LRE Committee member, an attorney coach for Fort Mill High School’s Mock Trial team, and is an alumni of Fort Mill High School’s Mock Trial team. LRE will benefit greatly from Mr. Dusky’s passion, experience and enthusiasm for law related education in our state.  While we celebrate our incoming chair, LRE would like to extend a big “Thanks” to Stephen M. Cox as the outgoing chair for the last two years. Mr. Cox with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, PA has played a significant role in leading the LRE Division and Committee. Mr. Cox’s assistance, passion for law, experience, and leadership are most appreciated and will be forever remembered.


New - Mock Trial Coaches' Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? The SC Bar LRE’s Division is unveiling the Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers. This is a fabulous reference manual for coaches of all experience levels. The manual does not replace the competition handbook packed with competition rules and modified rules of evidence. The manual includes general guidelines regarding the roles of teachers and attorneys, tools for the classroom, lesson plans, handouts, tests, and more. Attorneys and teachers can register for this free resource. Once registered the link to the document is provided. Click Here to get started.

New - The SC Bar Law Related Education Division's Mock Trial Program was recently named "Best Volunteer Program" by PR Daily's 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards!!!  Click Here for the full press release.


Mock Trial Meets Social Media
LRE is thrilled to announce our new social media presence!  Find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SCBarMockTrial, and on Google+.  This will be a go to spot for competition information, pictures, and some realtime competition results information.  Don't forget to click Like on Facebook! 


2014 Training Catalog
LRE is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 training catalog.  Download the 2014 Training Catalog for free.  Register early, as classes fill up fast!

Law for Young Adults 
Turning 18 is an important milestone in a young person’s life. With that comes many exciting opportunities and responsibilities from voting, renting an apartment, opening a credit card, buying a car, etc. and all without a parent’s consent. Youth turning 18 will be making important decisions about their lives and at the same time need to be careful as there can be long-term consequences to many decisions.

This new transition of turning 18 comes with many new responsibilities. Turning 18 means someone becomes legally an adult, and although they may, their parents no longer have to support them. At age 18, an individual may be responsible for paying their own income taxes and can even be sued. Also at age 18, if a crime is committed, that individual will not have the protection of the juvenile court; the stakes are higher and the consequence could be jail time.


As 18 year olds face important decisions in the weeks and months to come, from moving out, to establishing a bank account and credit history, to working and voting, an electronic resource was developed to provide some guidance on the new responsibilities and consequences that apply to 18 year olds. Keep in mind that laws are constantly subject to change, and if you have a specific legal problem, you may want to consult an attorney.  Click here to go to the new Law for Young Adults page that has over 30 topics!


Law Related Education Newsletter:
The May - August, 2014 LRE Newsletter is available.  Get information about upcoming trainings, LRE programs, scholarship and award opportunities, grant opportunities, a teacher's corner and an SRO corner.  Not getting the LRE Newsletter?  Email to be added to the list serv.
Mock Trial Committee Chairs Featured on Speaking of Schools Podcast
LRE Mock Trial Committee Chairs Andrew Cole and Roy Shelley were recently featured on the Speaking of Schools Podcast with SCETV.  Click here for the podcast about the High School Mock Trial Program. 

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Funding Provided By:

The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division is supported by an IOLTA grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation.  For further information, please visit


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