Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Students learn, practice and develop necessary skills to ready themselves for informed, active civic participation in their community and the world.

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Lawyers, educators, or community leaders provide meaningful direction and feedback in a variety of ways.
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Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Civics, government and law-related resources to enhance your teaching practice and your students’ understanding and enthusiasm.

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Professional Development

Professional Development

Opportunities to develop mastery of content and pedagogy, and to learn about and how to implement any OCLRE program in the classroom.

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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: 

  1. imparting practical law-related information to students and teachers,
  2. developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills for students, and
  3. providing positive engagement between students and the community.

 

Latest News

01/31/2019

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. 

01/31/2019

Hayes Team Wins Mock Trial

The Delaware Gazette

01/31/2019

Mock Trial Students Have Their Day in Court

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Upcoming Events

Mon
25
2019
February 25, 2019

Youth for Justice & Project Citizen PD

OCLRE, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, OH 43204

Thu
7
2019
March 7-9, 2019

HS Mock Trial State Competition

Fri
26
2019
April 26, 2019

Moot Court State Competition

Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215

Thu
2
2019
May 2, 2019

MS Mock Trial State Showcase

Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215

Fri
3
2019
May 3, 2019

MS Mock Trial State Showcase

Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215

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