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Welcome to the 32nd 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

Celebrate Constitution Day 2017 – Observed on September 18
In celebration of our country's Constitution, the US Department of Education has designated September 17 as Constitution Day (it was Sept. 16 in 2016). The day is intended to prompt any federally funded educational institution to conduct an event of their own design that celebrates the signing of the US Constitution in 1787. Read More »

state news
Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? The 2017-18 Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers is a fabulous reference manual for coaches of all experience levels. Read More »

Mock Trial Competition Registration is now OPEN!
The LRE Division is proud to announce that Middle School and High School Mock Trial returns for yet another wonderful year and we are excited to open the registration for competition!  Read More »

Mock Trial Applications
The Mock Trial applications are available online. Below are the links to the Middle and High School Mock Trial applications. Read More »

The 2017-18 Mock Trial Competition Handbook is Available!
The Mock Trial Competition Handbook contains the Rules of the Competition; Modified Rules of Evidence; Forms and Supporting Information; and Additional Information for Teachers, Attorneys, Students and Parents. Read More »

Project Citizen Training – September 20
Attend a Project Citizen training and learn how to engage students in public policy. We the People: Project Citizen is a curricular program for upper elementary, middle and high school students as well as youth groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. Read More »

We the People Competition Registration is now OPEN
The 2017-18 school year is starting, and with it the beginning of a new We the People season! The We the People program is expanding, and the competition has been divided into separate competition days for middle and high school teams. Read More »

Law for Young Adults Resource Available
Law for Young Adults for students preparing to turn 18 is available. Read More »

Upcoming Competition Dates
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Upcoming Events

Project Citizen
Training, Sept. 20

Mock Trial: Middle and High
Training, Sept. 14
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.