Welcome to the fall 2013 edition of LRE News!
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Welcome to the 18th edition of LRE News in its newest format! We hope this newsletter has become a useful tool for you. It was created to provide information on LRE news, programs and events for those involved with LRE programs. Suggestions and feedback are always welcome.

national news

Celebrate Constitution Day 2013 on September 17th
  • Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education declared that any education institution receiving federal funds must offer lessons on the U.S. Constitution every year for Constitution Day? 
  • Do you have plans for Constitution Day this year?
  • Looking for fun curriculum, lesson plans and games to use in the classroom?

Events or programming can be designed as educators see fit to best emphasize this momentous event with their students. Read More »

state news
Mock Trial Meets Social Media – Again!
SC Bar Law Related Education is thrilled to announce our new social media presence with Edmodo! Read More »

Mock Trial Skills Workshop
The third Mock Trial Skills Workshop will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013. A Mock Trial Skills Workshop will be held in Columbia on September 21, 2013, for students, teacher coaches and attorney coaches.  This year’s workshop includes general sessions for all students (middle and high) and breakout sessions specific for middle and high school students to attend separately. Read More »

Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers—NEW!!!
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. Read More »

Mock Trial Competition Registration is now OPEN!
The SC Bar Law Related Education Division is proud to announce Middle School and High School Mock Trial returns for yet another wonderful year and we are excited to open the registration for competition!  We invite public, private, and home schools throughout the state to participate in the 2013 / 2014 Mock Trial Competition Season. Read More »

The 2013/14 Mock Trial Competition Handbook is Available!
The 2013/14 Mock Trial Competition Handbook contains the Rules of the Competition; the Modified Rules of Evidence; Forms and Supporting Information; and Additional Information for Teachers, Attorneys, Students, and Parents. The Competition Handbook can be downloaded as one entire document or by each of section.

Click Here for the Competition Handbook.

We the People Competition Registration is now OPEN
The 2013/14 school year is starting, and with it the beginning of a new We the People season!  The 2014 High School and Middle School State Competition is scheduled on Thursday, January 9, 2014, in Columbia. Read More »

Competition Dates for 2013/14 Read More »

Law for Young Adults Resource Available—UPDATED
The Law for Young Adults Resource for students preparing to turn 18 is available. This is a fabulous resource with over 30 topics relating to teenagers turning into adults. Read More »

Upcoming Events

Supreme Court   
Institute, June 15-19

Project Citizen
Training, July 8
Training, Sept. 24

We the People
Training, July 9
Training, Oct. 1

Street Law
Training, Oct. 15

July 24

Foundations of Democracy
Training, July 30

Middle School Mock Trial
Training, September 10
Webinars, Available 24/7

High School Mock Trial
Training, September 10
Webinars, Available 24/7

Law for Teachers
Webinars, Available 24/7

For more upcoming events, click here to visit our website.

LRE Staff

Cynthia H. Cothran
LRE Director
Oversees all programs

Marian Kirk
LRE Program Coordinator
Supports all programs and competitions

Donald Lanier
LRE Manager
Supports Community Works, Street Law, Foundations of Democracy, School Resource Officer Trainings and We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

LRE programs are made possible with the support of the South Carolina Bar Foundation's IOLTA grant and the South Carolina Bar.