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09/12/2017

Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Announces Award Recipients

COLUMBUS (Sept. 15, 2017) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will present its two highest honors—the Founders’ Award and the Eiler Award for Mock Trial Coaching Excellence—at the 27th annual Law & Citizenship Conference on Monday, Sept. 18 in Columbus. 

05/31/2017

PD Opportunity for High School Civics Teachers

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio will hold a Teachers Institute for high school teachers on July 28, 2017. It will be held at the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse in Columbus, 85 Marconi Boulevard 43215. Chief United States District Court Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. and Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman will host the event.

05/16/2017

Students Will Demonstrate Constitutional Knowledge at State Showcase

COLUMBUS (May 16, 2017) - As the end of the school year approaches, most students are thinking about their summer plans. But more than 150 Ohio middle school students remain focused on academics, having spent the last few months studying and preparing for the Ohio Middle School We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Showcase, which will take place May 17 on the campus of Columbus State Community College.

05/09/2017

State Civics Education Organization Announces New Trustees

COLUMBUS (May 9, 2017) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) has announced three new members of its Board of Trustees: Michael D. Farley, Suzanne B. Pfeiffer, and Jeremy S. Young.

05/04/2017

High School Students Will “Appeal” to Judges in State Moot Court Competition

COLUMBUS (May 4, 2017) - The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will host its fourth annual high school Moot Court Competition May 5 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. Students will take on the role of appellate attorneys and argue both sides of an original case.

05/03/2017

Ohio Students Named to Civics & Law Honor Roll

COLUMBUS (May 3, 2017) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is pleased to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Ohio high school students who are invested in civic learning and active in their communities

05/01/2017

Elyria Court to Host Ohio Mock Trial Event

ELYRIA — Hundreds of students all over the state will put their critical thinking skills to the test Friday as they participate in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s 34th annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

04/05/2017

Job Posting: Ohio Center for Law Related Education Program Assistant

This is a part-time position (20-25 hours per week) that provides program and administrative support to the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education staff to efficiently and effectively fulfill the organization’s mission.

03/24/2017

Middle School Students Bring “Revolution” to the Courtroom

Middle School teachers across Ohio have brought a classic piece of literature to life by participating in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s Middle School Mock Trial. Nearly 500 students from 32 middle schools across Ohio will play a role in the 2017 Ohio Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase March 24, 30, and 31 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

03/14/2017

Indian Hill High School Team Red Wins Mock Trial State Championship

COLUMBUS (Mar. 14, 2017) - The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) concluded its 34th annual high school Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Mar. 11, when Indian Hill High School-Team Red (Hamilton County) defeated Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School-Legal Lions (Geauga County) to win the state championship. The competition began on Thursday, Mar. 9 at the Franklin County Courthouse with 32 teams from across the state. Indian Hill and Notre Dame each won four consecutive trials to advance to the championship, which took place at the Ohio Statehouse and was broadcast live by the Ohio Channel. The Indian Hill team will compete for the National High School Mock Trial Championship, May 11-13, in Hartford, Connecticut.

03/09/2017

Perry, Lake mock trial teams ready for state finals

The 34th annual Mock Trial Competition, which takes place Thursday through Saturday, is a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education.

03/07/2017

Students’ Legal Battle to End at the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS (Mar. 7, 2017) - Beginning Thurs., March 9, approximately 300 high school students representing 24 schools from across Ohio will arrive in Columbus to vie for the title of state champion of the 34th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

02/24/2017

Danville Going to State Mock Trial

DANVILLE — Mock Trial competitions always feature a case on a timely topic, and this year’s case is called “Pat Justice v. CAT News, et al.” In it, the ºctional incumbent governor loses a close election and sues a news station, accusing them of providing biased media coverage.

02/24/2017

Hoover Mock Trial Team Competes at Regional Competition

NORTH CANTON - The Hoover High School Black Team competed in the Canton District Mock Trial competition on Jan. 20 and advanced to the regional competition in Akron on Feb. 10. While the team isn't moving on to the state level competition, North Canton student Ally Tsenekos did win for best witness.

02/10/2017

Teachers Experience Ohio Government in Action

COLUMBUS (Feb. 10, 2017) – Teachers from around the state convened in the state capital on Feb. 8-9 to take part in a two-day conference and get an inside view of Ohio’s three branches of government. Ohio Government in Action, a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, provides teachers the opportunity to meet with leaders and learn about Ohio’s legislative, judicial and executive branches and to share ideas and develop lessons to help their students better understand state government.

02/09/2017

Lisbon mock trial team advances to regionals

LISBON– The Lisbon Blue Mock Trial team defeated Harrison Central and Steubenville in the Ohio Mock Trial District competition. They will now advance to the regional competition in Akron on Feb. 10. Lindsey and Katie Chludzinski were awarded best attorney and Julie Muntean the best witness.

02/09/2017

High School Students Advance to Regional Mock Trial Competition

COLUMBUS (Feb. 9, 2017) – Following a district competition in which more than 3,000 Ohio high school students competed, approximately 1,000 students – representing 110 teams – will compete this Friday, February 10, in the regional level of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 34th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

01/26/2017

Civics Competition to Take Center Stage at Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS (Jan. 26, 2017) – Is Congress the most important link between the American people and their national government? What is the value of the dissenting opinion in American jurisprudence? Why did Congress think it was necessary to pass the Voting Rights Act? These are a few of the questions high school students from across the state have been preparing to answer at the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution state competition to be held January 27 at the Ohio Statehouse.

01/25/2017

Students from Lake, Jackson, Hoover, Perry and Manchester high schools competed Friday in the annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

CANTON Local high school students participated Friday in the district round of the annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition. Advancing to the regional competition were Hoover Team Black, Lake Team Blue and Perry High School. Also participating were students from Jackson and Manchester high schools.

01/25/2017

Warren High School Students Testify to the Benefits of Mock Trials

MARIETTA — The Warren Warriors advanced to regionals Friday after a competing in a grueling day of mock trials at the Washington County Courthouse.

01/25/2017

Mock Trial a Real Test of Judicial Knowledge

In the 2017 Ohio Mock Trial case, Pat Justice v. CAT News et al., students considered a case of defamation of a public official by a news station.

01/19/2017

Students Head to Court, Tackle Timely Issue in Mock Trial Competition

COLUMBUS (Jan. 19, 2017) - More than 3,000 high school students will enter courtrooms across the state on Friday, January 20, to take part in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 34th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

01/18/2017

Elyria Court to Host Ohio Mock Trial Event

ELYRIA — Hundreds of students all over the state will put their critical thinking skills to the test Friday as they participate in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s 34th annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.

10/19/2016

Chief Deputy Solicitor transforms student development through Moot Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 19, 2016) –Attorney Michael Hendershot, Chief Deputy Solicitor in the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike De Wine, understands the value of providing today’s youth with development opportunities. He had previously served as a local high school debate team coach and as a coach for “We the People,” a civics education program developed by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE). More recently, Hendershot has been a driving force behind Ohio’s Moot Court program, an OCLRE-sponsored competition for high school students that focuses on the appellate court process.

02/11/2016

Teams Make a Good Case for Advancement

A police officer shoots a man who points a toy bow and arrow at him -- was the officer justified in using deadly force? That question kicked off the 2016 Ohio Mock Trial district competitions Jan. 29, during which Worthington Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington high school students argued as prosecutors or defense attorneys or served as witnesses, scoring high enough to advance to the Feb. 19 regional contests.

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