Articles on Law Related Education

Did You Know? Illinois Is Going to Be 201 Years Old on December 3 By Sandra Sweeney Law Related Education for the Public, October 2019 An overview of the history of Illinois as the state's 201st birthday approaches.
There Is No Home for Me Here: The Erasure of African American Women and Their Role in the Suffrage Movement By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, October 2019 Why, as we near the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, we must shine a light on the brave African American women who played a role in the suffrage movement.
The joy of sharing our knowledge and experience with high school seniors moving on to college, careers, and beyond By Sharon Eiseman & Karen Dimond Law Related Education for the Public, January 2019 An overview of the Kickstart to Career Pathways & College, a newly minted program for high school seniors.
Kickstart to Career Pathways & College participants Law Related Education for the Public, January 2019 Speakers from the Kickstart to Career Pathways & College.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019: A different perspective on the ‘legacy’ of MLK Jr. from civil rights attorney Vernon Jordan By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, January 2019 While it is important to honor Martin Luther King Jr. for his accomplishments and celebrate his storied career as a civil rights activist, we must continue to work to keep his dream alive.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019: A different perspective on the ‘legacy’ of MLK Jr. from civil rights attorney Vernon Jordan By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2019 While it is important to honor Martin Luther King Jr. for his accomplishments and celebrate his storied career as a civil rights activist, we must continue to work to keep his dream alive.
Ten things to know: Chapman Learning Community August 22, 2018 keynote address By Prof. Tom Klein Law Related Education for the Public, January 2019 A handout provided to attendees of the Kickstart to Career Pathways & College.
2017 Girl Scouts Project Law Track: Lake County By Kristie Cary Fingerhut Law Related Education for the Public, October 2017 Author and attorney Kristie Fingerhut shares how she helped to bring legal education to her daughter's Girl Scout troop.
ABE Opportunity Grants Law Related Education for the Public, 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.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart International and Immigration Law, August 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.
Constitution Day—September 17, 2017 By Nancy Easum Law Related Education for the Public, July 2017 On September 17, 2017, the United States Constitution will be 230 years old.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart Law Related Education for the Public, 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 Law Related Education for the Public, 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 Law Related Education for the Public, 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.
Civics Education Spotlight: Peoria County Bar Association By Kateah M. McMasters Law Related Education for the Public, May 2017 Find out more about the civics education programs offered by the Peoria County Bar Association.
Websites to use for Law Related Education By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, (Ret.) Law Related Education for the Public, February 2017 A resource for educators and others looking to educate the public on law-related issues.
Arbitration and mediation: Alternate ways to resolve conflicts By Sandra Lin Sweeney Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 An overview of the different forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Civics education advances through LRE By Hon. Michael J. Chmiel Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 Former LRE Committee Chair Mike Chmiel provides an update on the work of the Civics Education Subcommittee.
Constitution Day resources By Suzanne J. Schmitz Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 Need a resource for Constitution Day, September 17, 2015? Or want some resources when teaching about the U.S. Constitution, U.S. history or civics?
Magna Carta is 800 years old—Still time to celebrate Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 Teachers may enjoy a free downloadable activity guide about the Magna Carta, available from the American Bar Association. Although the guide was prepared for the May 1, 2015 Law Day celebrations, the activities it suggests for school youth are useful year-round.
Video: ‘You Be the Judge’ gives students first-hand view of sentencing Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 An innovative U.S. courts program is teaching students about federal sentencing decisions from a unique perspective: the judge’s bench.
800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the great charter of liberty By MaryLou Lowder Kent Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 The Magna Carta has resonated throughout the centuries and across the globe as no other legal text and has been hailed as one of the most significant documents in English history. It has served as the basis for the principle that no one, including kings and presidents, is above the law and that the right to due process of law belongs to everyone.
Check out these two ABA Web sites for good ideas to improve your programs Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 Make sure to visit these sites to give your programs a boost!
Model Illinois Government By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 This spring nearly 300 students participated in the Model Illinois Government simulation, and gained more experience in a weekend than they could have in a semester of classes.

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