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Welcome to the 20th edition of LRE News! 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 was unveiled in February. Click here for the Training Catalog

national news
Celebrate Constitution Day 2014 – September 17
In celebration of our country's Constitution, the U.S. Department of Education has designated September 17 as annual Constitution Day! The day is intended to prompt any federally funded educational institution to conduct an event of its own design that celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution which occurred in 1787. Read More »

state news
Congratulations to North Myrtle Beach High School!
The North Myrtle Beach High School Mock Trial team placed second in the nation at the 2014 High School Mock Trial National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Read More »

It’s Back … the S.C. Supreme Court Institute
The S.C. Bar and S.C. Supreme Court proudly bring back the S.C. Supreme Court Institute June 23-27, 2014, in Columbia, SC. The Institute is for middle and high school teachers who teach social studies, U.S. government and history. Read More »

It’s Back … the Mock Trial Skills Workshop – September 20, 2014
Expanded to include middle and high school students with their own sessions!
A Mock Trial Skills Workshop will be held in Columbia on September 20, 2014, 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 »

LRE Awards and Recognitions
The school year cannot come to a close without recognizing some outstanding individuals and schools for their accomplishments with law related education. Read More »

Competition Dates for 2014-15
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Don’t Forget About the Teacher Time Tracking Form to Redeem the Certificate of Hours!
The S.C. Bar Law Related Education Division appreciates all of the time and dedication given to the Mock Trial program. We know your students and their parents appreciate your commitment to the team and your school would not be able to participate in Mock Trial competitions without great teachers like you. To teachers who sponsored or assisted with a Mock Trial team, LRE would like to show our appreciation with a participation certificate with the number of hours that were committed to the program. Read More »

High School Mock Trial – Results and BIG Thank You
Congratulations to North Myrtle Beach High School for winning its third state Mock Trial competition (2011, 2013 and 2014). Read More »

Project Citizen
The Project Citizen In-School presentations took place throughout the school year. The in-school presentations allowed students the opportunity to present their understanding of public policy by identifying an issue either in their school, community or state that was to be addressed. Read More »

Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? The S.C. Bar LRE Division unveiled the Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers. This is a fabulous reference manual for coaches of all experience levels. Read More »

Updated Law for Young Adults Resource Available
The Law for Young Adults Resource for students preparing to turn 18 is available. 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.