In 1983, interested groups came together to explore how Ohio could better inform students about their constitutional rights and responsibilities and fill a void in law-related education. A coalition of the Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Attorney General Anthony Celebrezze, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation strongly believed that partnerships between the educational and legal communities could effectively achieve this goal and together founded Ohio Mock Trial, a statewide high school mock trial program. The Supreme Court of Ohio, which is also a strong proponent of law and citizenship education, became a program sponsor in June 1988.
Today, OCLRE continues to provide programs focused on:
- imparting practical law-related information to students and teachers,
- developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills for students, and
- providing positive engagement between students and the community.
COLUMBUS (April 5, 2018) - Nearly 450 Ohio middle school students, representing 27 schools, will bring a classic piece of literature to life at the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) annual Middle School Mock Trial Showcase, April 6, 19, and 20 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.
GALLIPOLIS — River Valley Mock Trial students are getting ready for competition. Juniors and seniors from River Valley met in the Gallia County Courthouse Tuesday evening to rehearse for the upcoming trial.
Job Purpose: Manage and develop OCLRE programs and events in alignment with the organization’s mission and goals.