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Welcome to the 28th 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 2016 – September 16th

  • Constitution Day is normally observed on September 17 each year. That date falls on a Saturday this year, so it is to be celebrated the day before.
  • Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education declared that any education institution receiving federal funds must offer lessons on the U.S. Constitution every year for Constitution Day? 
  • Do you have plans for Constitution Day this year?
  • Looking for fun curriculum, lesson plans and games to use in the classroom?

This 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 in 1787. Events or programming can be designed as educators see fit to best emphasize this momentous event with their students. Read More »

state news
It’s Back … the 2016 SC Supreme Court Institute
The SC Bar and SC Supreme Court are hosting the SC Supreme Court Institute June 13-17 in Columbia, SC. The Institute is for middle and high school teachers who teach social studies, US government and history. Read More »

LRE Awards and Recognitions
Awards & Recognition (click here to learn more)   
The school year cannot come to a close without first recognizing some outstanding individuals for their accomplishments with Law Related Education programs.  Read More »

Competition Dates for 2016-17
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Don’t Forget About the Teacher Time Tracking Form to Redeem the Certificate of Hours!
The LRE 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. Read More »

High School Mock Trial – Results and BIG Thank You
The 2016 High School Mock Trial season has come to a close, but not before recognizing our state winners.
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Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you with Mock Trial? Check out the Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers. Read More »

Law for Young Adults Resource Available
The Law for Young Adults resource for students preparing to turn 18 is a fabulous resource with over 30 topics relating to teenagers turning into adults. Read More »

Upcoming Events

Supreme Court 
Institute, June 13-17

Project Citizen
Training, June 28
Training, Sept. 22

Street Law for the SRO
Training, June 30

July 15

Foundations of Democracy
Training, July 28

Mock Trial
Training, September 15
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 II
Supports all programs and competitions

Donald 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.