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2017 Articles

14th Amendment’s essential role to equality By Mitchell Weatherill July 2017 The Fourteenth Amendment has been the basis for most of the legislation and case law that have driven progress away from exclusion and slavery to democracy and freedom.
2017 Girl Scouts Project Law Track: Lake County By Kristie Cary Fingerhut October 2017 Author and attorney Kristie Fingerhut shares how she helped to bring legal education to her daughter's Girl Scout troop.
2017 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational By Sarah Taylor May 2017 Thirty-nine high school teams participated in this year's event!
2017 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational February 2017 The 2017 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational will be held on March 11 and 12, 2017, at the University of Illinois’ College of Law in Champaign.
ABE Opportunity Grants October 2017 Opportunity Grants are intended to be one-time awards to start or enhance a program of law-related research, education, or public service projects.
Access to justice in Illinois: What court personnel & others can (and can’t) do to assist you with your case By Z Williams February 2017 What services are circuit clerks, court staff, law librarians, and court volunteers acting in a non-lawyer capacity permitted to engage in?
Book review of The Anxious Lawyer By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum February 2017 Reviewer Ed Schoenbaum highly recommends this book, written by two attorneys who have first-hand knowledge of the problems facing us and the fantastic possible rewards of mindfulness practice.
Chair’s report By Marylou Lowder Kent May 2017 Learn more about this Committee's recent activities and accomplishments.
Citizenship: A road not easily traveled By Brenda Mathis May 2017 The path to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen is not easy-- do you know the process involved?
Civics Education Spotlight: Peoria County Bar Association By Kateah M. McMasters May 2017 Find out more about the civics education programs offered by the Peoria County Bar Association.
Conflict Resolution Day is October 19, 2017 October 2017 Learn more about the Association for Conflict Resolution and its upcoming Conflict Resolution Day.
Constitution Day—September 17, 2017 By Nancy Easum July 2017 On September 17, 2017, the United States Constitution will be 230 years old.
From the Chair By Kateah M. McMasters October 2017 A message from LRE Chair Kateah McMasters.
From the Chair By Marylou Lowder Kent February 2017 An introduction from Chair Marylou Lowder Kent.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart July 2017 Law student Sheena Hart has found that the best way to learn international law is to have a passion for understanding how the United States legal system interacts with foreign legal systems.
LRE news By Lauren Evans DeJong July 2017 An introduction to this issue from co-editor Lauren Evans DeJong.
The Pledge of Allegiance and the battle between civil rights & civics education By Lauren Evans DeJong July 2017 The history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the legal challenges to its recitation provide not only an interesting exploration of the tensions between the important role of schools and other units of government in promoting civic values and education while also maintaining the rights of Americans to exercise their religious freedoms and civil rights.
Veterans Day is fast approaching: What will you be doing and why? By Sharon L. Eiseman October 2017 For a large part of our population, the history of the establishment of Veterans Day is unknown.
Websites to use for Law Related Education By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, (Ret.) February 2017 A resource for educators and others looking to educate the public on law-related issues.
What is legal aid? By Lura January February 2017 Legal aid programs provide legal services to people who need civil legal assistance but cannot afford to pay for the services of an attorney.
What is the Jones Act? By Lauren Evans DeJong October 2017 The Jones Act has been in the news lately, most particularly with calls for waiver of the Act. But what is the Jones Act?