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2018 ISBA high school mock trial invitational By Sarah Taylor May 2018 The 2018 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held on March 24-25 at the University of Illinois College of Law.
Civics education continues to advance through LRE By Hon. Michael J. Chmiel January 2018 Learn about the accomplishments and initiatives of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public, and share your questions, comments, and suggestions for future endeavors.
Illinois celebrates 200 years of statehood in 2018 By Christine Zeman May 2018 This year marks Illinois' 200th year of statehood.
Law Day 2018 By Valerie Moehle May 2018 Law Day is celebrated every year on May 1 as a day to appreciate our liberties and the ideals of equality and justice under the law.
MLK day will be observed as per usual, but this year it’s actually on King’s birthday By Sharon L. Eiseman January 2018 This year, on January 15, which is the actual date of his birth in 1929, people all over our country—and beyond—will pay homage to this great man, preacher, and acknowledged leader of the civil rights movement in America.
Social media and the First Amendment for juvenile defendants By Stephen Iden May 2018 The extent that the government may control or impinge on social media use is unsettled, and two recent Illinois cases have dealt with this issue in connection with the probation of juvenile defendants.
Special education By Hon. Edward Schoenbaum, (ret.) January 2018 The central question in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE–1 was whether schools must provide a meaningful education in which children show significant progress and are given substantially equal opportunities as typical children, or may they provide an education that results in some improvement?
Waivers: Have fun, but sign here first By David House January 2018 A waiver can prevent an injured party from recovering for his or her injuries even if the other party was clearly the cause of the injuries. How can this be allowed to happen?