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Welcome to the 33rd 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

2018 Trainings/Institutes
Watch your inbox, as you do not want to miss out on the new trainings and institutes coming your way very soon!

2018 Law Day Theme Announced
The 2018 Law Day theme has been selected by the American Bar Association. Read More »

Essay Contest
The National Center for State Courts has an essay contest for elementary, middle and high school students. Read More »

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. Read More »

state news
New Dates for the SC Supreme Court Institute: June 11-15, 2018
The SC Bar and SC Supreme Court proudly bring back the SC Supreme Court Institute taking place June 11-15, 2018, 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 – Friday, March 16, 2018  
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 Teacher 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. Each of these teachers receives an award of $1,000 for use as they wish. Read More »

Middle School Mock Trial – Results and BIG Thank You
The 2017 Middle School Mock Trial season has come to a close, but not before recognizing 2017 State Champion Fort Mill Middle School and first runner-up Forestbrook Middle School. Read More »

Mock Trial on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Edmodo
Mock Trial is 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 »  

Upcoming Events

Project Citizen
Training, June 26
Training, Sept. 18

Mock Trial: Middle and High
Training, September 15
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.