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Raiders Set for Mock Trial Competition

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.


OCLRE Position Available

Job Purpose: Manage and develop OCLRE programs and events in alignment with the organization’s mission and goals.


Medina Newspaper Article

MEDINA — Six teams from three Medina County school districts competed at the 35th annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition on Friday for a chance to advance to the regional competition next month.


Students Tackle Real Issues in Simulated Trials

COLUMBUS (Jan. 24, 2018) - More than 3,000 high school students will enter courtrooms across the state on Friday, January 26, to take part in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 35th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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