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Welcome to the 30th 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

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!

2017 Law Day Theme Announced
The 2017 Law Day theme has been selected by the American Bar Association. Read More »

National Center for State Courts Essay Contest –
“What does it mean to be a U.S. Citizen?”

In recognition of the 14th Amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States … are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” Read More »

state news
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 presenters present on all subjects in a manner that a layperson can understand.  Read More »

SC Supreme Court Institute
New dates: June 12-16, 2017
The SC Bar and SC Supreme Court proudly bring back the SC Supreme Court Institute taking place June 12-16, 2017, in Columbia, SC. The Institute is for middle and high school teachers who teach social studies, US government and/or 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 9, 2017  
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 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! A total of 31 schools participated. The 2016 Middle School Mock Trial season has come to a close, but not before recognizing the 2016 State Champion, Moultrie Middle School and first runner-up, Chapin Middle School. 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
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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 fabulous reference manual for coaches of all experience levels. Read More »

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
The 2017 Middle and High School competitions took place January 5, 2017, in Columbia at Columbia College. There was a total of ten teams competing in the competitions. Read More »

Upcoming Events

Law for Teachers
Webinars, Always Accessible

High School Mock Trial Competitions
Regionals, February 18 and 25
State, March 10 and 11

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.