Overview of Law Related Education:
The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) is a service arm of the Bar that, since the mid-1980s, has provided teachers, school resource officers, juvenile justice personnel and lawyers with resources, materials and technical assistance to teach law and citizenship education. LRE serves as a central source for civic education in South Carolina, providing free and low cost trainings for teachers and School Resource Officers to implement programs to include Community Works; Foundations of Democracy; Elementary, Middle, and High School Mock Trial, LawForKids.org; Law For Teachers; Street Law; We the People: Project Citizen; and We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution. LRE hosts culminating activities to include regional and state competitions for Mock Trial, Project Citizen; and We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.
New - Mock Trial Meets Social Media
LRE is thrilled to announce our new social media presence! Find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SCBarMockTrial, and on Google+. This will be a go to spot for competition information, pictures, and some realtime competition results information. Don't forget to click Like on Facebook!
Mock Trial Committee Chairs Featured on Speaking of Schools Podcast
LRE Mock Trial Committee Chairs Andrew Cole and Roy Shelley were recently featured on the Speaking of Schools Podcast with SCETV. Click here for the podcast about the High School Mock Trial Program.
2013 Training Catalog
LRE is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 training catalog. Download the 2013 Training Catalog for free. Register early, as classes fill up fast!
Law for Young Adults
Turning 18 is an important milestone in a young person’s life. With that comes many exciting opportunities and responsibilities from voting, renting an apartment, opening a credit card, buying a car, etc. and all without a parent’s consent. Youth turning 18 will be making important decisions about their lives and at the same time need to be careful as there can be long-term consequences to many decisions.
This new transition of turning 18 comes with many new responsibilities. Turning 18 means someone becomes legally an adult, and although they may, their parents no longer have to support them. At age 18, an individual may be responsible for paying their own income taxes and can even be sued. Also at age 18, if a crime is committed, that individual will not have the protection of the juvenile court; the stakes are higher and the consequence could be jail time.
As 18 year olds face important decisions in the weeks and months to come, from moving out, to establishing a bank account and credit history, to working and voting, an electronic resource was developed to provide some guidance on the new responsibilities and consequences that apply to 18 year olds. Keep in mind that laws are constantly subject to change, and if you have a specific legal problem, you may want to consult an attorney. Click here to go to the new Law for Young Adults page that has over 30 topics!
Law Related Education Newsletter:
The May - August 2013 LRE Newsletter is available. Get information about upcoming trainings, LRE programs, scholarship and award opportunities, grant opportunities, a teacher's corner and an SRO corner. Not getting the LRE Newsletter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list serv.
Funding Provided By:
The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division is supported by an IOLTA grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation. For further information, please visit www.scbarfoundation.org.