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, LawForKids.org; 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.
Law Related Education Informational Guide
Want to know more about Law Related Education? Want an easy way to introduce LRE to your fellow teachers or school administrators? Click here for the latest and greatest overview of individual LRE programs you can introduce in your school! Included in the Informational Guide is an overview of each program as well as the grade level audience appropriate for the materials.
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.
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!