Welcome to the winter 2014 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.

2014 Training Catalog
The 2014 Law Related Education Training Catalog wsill be unveiled in February. Watch your inbox—you do not want to miss out on all the trainings coming your way.

national news
2014 Law Day Theme Announced
The 2014 Law Day theme has been selected by the American Bar Association: American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. Please be sure to visit www.lawday.org in the coming months for more details on the theme as well as downloadable artwork, lesson plans, resources, the Dialogue and more. Read More »

state news
It’s Back … the 2014 S.C. Supreme Court Institute
The S.C. Bar and S.C. Supreme Court proudly bring back the S.C. Supreme Court Institute, taking place June 16-20, 2014, in Columbia, SC. The Institute is for middle and high school teachers that teach social studies, U.S. government and history. Read More »

LRE Awards and Recognition
Each year, one middle school and one high school are selected as the LRE Schools of the Year. Winners are chosen based on their implementation of LRE curricula and/or programs and commitment to the principles of LRE. Each school receives a scholarship of $2,500 for use as it wishes. There is also an LRE Teacher of the Year Award for one middle school teacher and one high school teacher based on their implementation of LRE curricula and/or programs and commitment to the principles of LRE. Each of these teachers receives an award of $500 for use as they wish. Read More »

Middle School Mock Trial – Results and BIG Thank You
The 2013 Middle School Mock Trial season has come to a close, but not before recognizing the 2013 State Champion, Forestbrook Middle School, and first runner-up, Ocean Bay Middle School.
If you thought that Mock Trial was only for high school, then you thought wrong! The 2013 Middle School Mock Trial season had 35 schools participating. Read More »

Mock Trial Now on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Edmodo
Mock Trial is now on various social media sites. Stay up to date by checking us out today. Read More »

It’s Back … the 2014 Mock Trial Skills Workshop – Sept. 20, 2014
The LRE Division is sponsoring a Mock Trial Skills Workshop on Saturday, September 20, 2014! This year’s workshop will include general sessions and breakout sessions. Read More »

Competition Dates for 2013/14 Read More »

Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? The LRE Division recently unveiled the Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers. Read More »

Project Citizen
The 2014 showcase of all completed Project Citizen entries is scheduled for April 24, 2014. In-school presentation dates can be scheduled any time during the school year leading up to the April 24th showcase. Read More »

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
The 2014 Middle and High School competitions took place January 9, 2014, in Columbia at Columbia College. Seven teams competed. Read More »

Updated Law for Young Adults Resource Available
The Law for Young Adults resource for students preparing to turn 18 is available. This is a fabulous resource with more than 30 topics relating to teenagers transitioning to adulthood. Read More »

Upcoming Events

Law for Teachers
Webinars, Always Accessible

Project Citizen
Training, March 18

Street Law
Training, March 20

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.