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Welcome to the 27th 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.

2016 Trainings/Institutes
Watch your inbox as you do not want to miss out on the new trainings and institutes coming your way very soon!

River Bluff High School; 2016 State Champions
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Dent Middle School; 2016 State Champions
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

national news
2016 Law Day Theme Announced
The 2016 Law Day theme has been selected by the American Bar Association. 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. Read More »

state news
Law for Teachers: Two New Webinar Training Videos
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 information is presented in a manner that a layperson can understand. Read More »

New dates: June 13-17, 2016
It’s Back …. the 2016 SC Supreme Court Institute

The SC Bar and SC Supreme Court proudly bring back the SC Supreme Court Institute taking place June 13-17, 2016, in Columbia, SC. The Institute is for middle and high school teachers who teach social studies, US government and history. Read 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. Read More »

iCivics Day – Monday, May 16, 2016
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. Read More »

LRE Awards and Recognitions
Each year, one elementary/middle school teacher and one high school teacher are selected as the LRE Teachers 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. Read More »

Middle School Mock Trial – Results and BIG Thank You
If you thought that Mock Trial was only for high school, then you thought wrong! The 2015 Middle School Mock Trial season just came to a close with a total of 32 schools participating. Due to the severe flooding, the 2015 Middle School Mock Trial State Championship was canceled. Read More »

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.

Upcoming Competition Dates

High School Mock Trial
Regionals (Conway, Greenville, Lexington, Charleston, Sumter) February 27, 2016
State (Columbia) March 11-12, 2016
Nationals (Boise, Idaho) May 12-15, 2016

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
National Competition (Washington, D.C.) April 22 – 26, 2016

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

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
The 2016 Middle and High School competitions took place January 7, 2016, in Columbia at Columbia College. Thirteen teams competed in the competitions. Read More »

Upcoming Events

Law for Teachers
Webinars, Always Available

High School Mock Trial Competitions
Regionals, February 27
State, March 11 and 12

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

Amanda Stearns
iCivics Coordinator
Supports iCivics and Mock Trial

LRE programs are made possible with the support of the South Carolina Bar Foundation's IOLTA grant and the South Carolina Bar.