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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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

04/05/2018

Students Try Murder Case in Annual Mock Trial Showcase 

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.   

02/05/2018

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.

02/05/2018

OCLRE Position Available

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

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Upcoming Events

Fri
18
2019
January 18, 2019

HS Mock Trial District Competition

Fri
1
2019
February 1, 2019

HS We The People State Competition

Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

Fri
15
2019
February 15, 2019

HS Mock Trial Regional Competition

Tue
19
2019
February 19-20, 2019

Ohio Government In Action

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