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Awardees Announced

COLUMBUS (Sept. 18, 2019) – The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will present its highest honors at the 29th annual Law & Citizenship Conference on Monday, Sept. 23 in Columbus.  


Discussing not Debating Controversy in the Classroom

Full article from September 2019 newsletter

The 2019 Law & Citizenship Conference is fast approaching! Depending on your teaching style, this year’s theme can either strike fear in your heart or ignite enthusiasm. There is often fear that a “discussion” will quickly devolve into dissension, or worse, a fight. There is a better way! By acknowledging controversy and proactively teaching your students how to have a discussion, you can better prepare them for the civil discourse that we, as a society, should aspire.


Ohio Middle School students Highlight Their Constitutional Knowledge

COLUMBUS (May 16, 2019) - As the end of the school year approaches, most students are thinking about their summer plans.  But, more than 200 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 on May 17 at the Ohio Statehouse.


Students ‘Appeal’ to Justices at State Moot Court Competition

Justices Patrick Fischer and Melody Stewart were among the panel of judges for latest state moot court championship won by Danville High School. The sixth annual event – hosted by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education – was held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center last week.


Students Put Literary Character on Trial in Annual Mock Trial Showcase

COLUMBUS (May 1, 2019) - More than 500 Ohio middle school students, representing 36 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, May 2, 3 and 10 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. 


Ohio Students Named to Civics & Law Honor Roll

COLUMBUS (April 30, 2019) – 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. The following students were nominated by a teacher or other civic leader and have been named to the OCLRE 2019 Civics & Law Honor Roll


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

COLUMBUS (April 25, 2019) - The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) will host its annual high school Moot Court Competition on Friday, April 26 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.


Students’ Legal Battle to End at the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS (Mar. 5, 2019) - Beginning Thurs., March 7, 2019, approximately 300 high school students representing 23 schools from across Ohio will arrive in Columbus to vie for the title of state champion of the 36th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.


Ohio Students Make an Impact: Putting Civic Knowledge to the Test

COLUMBUS (Jan. 31, 2019) – Nearly 200 students from across the Buckeye State are diligently studying to better understand the U.S Constitution, Ohio Constitution, and other founding documents.  They’re preparing to participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution state competition at the Ohio Statehouse on February 1. 


Hayes Team Wins Mock Trial

The Delaware Gazette


Mock Trial Students Have Their Day in Court

This Week Community News


Wheelersburg Wins Mock Trial

Portsmouth Daily News


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

COLUMBUS (Jan. 18, 2019) - More than 3,000 high school students will enter courtrooms across the state on Friday, January 18, to take part in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 36th Annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition.  


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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