Law & Citizenship Conference


  photos courtesy of Dave Liggett 

General Info

The Law & Citizenship Conference is an annual statewide gathering of teachers, professors, lawyers, and other civic and law-related education professionals who come together to share curriculum, effective teaching strategies, best practices, and the latest hot topic issues important to teachers. Teachers leave the Conference prepared to spark lively classroom discussions and strengthen students' analytical skills. A great way to start the school year with new content, lessons, and ideas! 

   Save the Date for Law & Citizenship 2017!
“Of the People, By the People, For the People”
The Power of Active Citizens

September 17 & 18, 2017

Topics will include: Lnc Logo 2017                                          

  • First Amendment Rights
  • Inquiry in the Social Studies
  • ODE Update Briefings
  • Project Based Citizenship
  • Teaching for Social Justice
  • Understanding Public Policy
  • Mock Trial Topics

AND: The unveiling of the 2017-2018 Mock Trial Case File!

Check back at this page for updates and sessions as they are added!

Click HERE to register.


 Questions can be referred to Ryan Suskey at or 614-485-3506.


Pricing & Registration

2017 Conference Rates-

Registration includes a free copy of the 2018 Mock Trial Case File, and free attendance at a day-long Introduction to Mock Trial Professional Development Saturday September 16.

Register by Monday April 17th to receive a 10% Early-Bird Discount!

Membership: $30.00

Conference Option Members Non-Members Early-Bird Price

Early-Bird Price

Full Conference (Sun & Mon) $230.00 $300.00 $207.00


One Day Only (Sun OR Mon) $160.00 $200.00 $144.00 $180.00




Sessions & Speakers

Thank you to all of our 2016 Law & Citizenship Conference Speakers.

To view the full program from this year’s conference, including a list of sessions and speaker biographies, CLICK HERE




What is included in the cost of registration?

Conference registration includes all sessions, meals, and events for the day(s) on which you have registered.  Registration also includes a thumb drive of lesson plans and resources related to the session, a complimentary copy of the High School Mock Trial Case File, and free registration for a 1 day Mock Trial Professional Development. Registration does not include lodging, dinner, or incidentals during your stay.

Do I have to attend both days of the conference?

No, attendees can register for one or both days of the conference.  The rates are structured to give a discount for two days of attendance, but registering for 1 day of your choosing still includes the free case file and thumb drive, as well as the free Mock Trial PD.

Can I earn CLE credit or contact hours for attending the conference?

The conference is not approved for CLE credit for attorneys at this time. All attendees will receive contact hour certificates for the number of hours they attended, which can be used by teachers for recertification or for district purposes.

Is graduate credit offered for the conference?

Interested attendees can receive 1 graduate credit from Ashland University for attending the conference and completing an assignment.  Those wishing to receive graduate credit must register for both days of the conference, and submit their assignment by the deadline. The cost of the graduate credit is $250.00 due at time of registration via check or credit card. Registration forms will be available at the conference at the registration table.


None at this time.

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Our Sponsors

Ohio Supreme Court      Ohio Attorney General      Ohio State Bar Association      ACLU