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Welcome to the 35th edition of LRE News! We hope this newsletter is 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

2019 Trainings/Institutes
Watch your in-box as you do not want to miss out on the LRE trainings and summer institute coming your way very soon!

2019 Law Day Theme Announced
The 2019 Law Day theme has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA). 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. Learn more »

Essay Contest for High School Students
The SC Bar Senior Lawyers Division is hosting the 2019 Statewide Law Day Essay Contest open to all high school students. Like the National ABA, the theme is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Learn more »

Law for Teachers
Law for Teachers is a program designed to give teachers an informative and practical guide to the legal issues they face every day in the classroom. Beyond providing ample information to teachers, the best part about the training is that the instructors present on all subjects in a manner that a lay person can understand.  Learn more »

It’s Back….the 2019 SC Supreme Court Institute
New dates: June 10-14, 2019
The SC Bar and SC Supreme Court proudly bring back the SC Supreme Court Institute taking place June 10-14, 2019, in Columbia. The Institute is for middle and high school teachers that teach U.S. government and/or U.S. history. Learn more »

iCivics (www.iCivics.org) is a web-based education project designed to enhance civics education of middle and high school students and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.  Learn more »

iCivics Day – Friday, March 15, 2019
For iCivics Day, teachers can request lawyers to present on civic-related topics and answer questions from students about being a lawyer or other civic-related issues. Learn more »

state news
LRE Awards and Recognitions
Each year, one elementary/middle school teacher and one high school teacher are selected as the LRE Teacher of the Year. Winners for these awards are chosen based on their implementation of LRE curricula and/or programs and commitment to the principles of LRE. Learn more »

Middle School Mock Trial – Results and BIG Thank You
The 2018 Middle School Mock Trial season has come to a close, but not before recognizing the 2018 State Champion, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and first runner-up, Buist Academy. Learn more »

Regional Professional and Civility Awards

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Mock Trial Now on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,and Edmodo
Mock Trial is now on various social media sites. Be in the know by checking us out today. Click on any of the hyperlinks above.

Competition Dates for 2018-19

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Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? The Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers is a valuable reference manual for coaches of all experience levels. Learn more »

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
The 2018/2019 Middle and High School competitions took place December 7, 2018, in Lexington at River Bluff High School. Eight teams competed. Learn more »

Upcoming Events

Mock Trial: Middle and High
Training, September 13
Webinars, Always Accessible

Law for Teachers
Webinars, Always Accessible

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 II
Supports all programs and competitions

Donald N. Lanier
LRE Manager
Supports Community Works, Mock Trial, 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.