Articles on Law Related Education

Boy Scout Merit Badges: What They Are, How to Get Them, and How to Give Them By Melissa Olivero Law Related Education for the Public, April 2022 Looking for a way to share your passion for the law and civics education with the leaders of tomorrow? You can volunteer as a merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America.
How the Illinois CROWN Act, If Passed, Can Protect Employees and Students From Race-Based Hair Discrimination By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, April 2022 If the CROWN Act is passed in Illinois, the state will join a growing number of states banning natural hair discrimination.
Civics Education Continues During Year Two of the Pandemic By Judge Michael Chmiel Law Related Education for the Public, December 2021 An overview of the Law Related Education Committee's efforts to expand opportunities to educate the public about civics.
Criminal Records Relief By Brittany Shaw Law Related Education for the Public, December 2021 An overview of the options available to individuals in Illinois seeking relief from the burden of a criminal record.
Judicial/Legal Outreach By Judge Ann Breen-Greco Women and the Law, December 2021 Connecting with youths who are interested in learning more about the legal profession can be one of the most gratifying aspects of the profession.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022: 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, December 2021 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.
‘[BLEEP] School…’ By Judge Justin Hansen & Judge Jennifer Johnson Law Related Education for the Public, September 2021 A recent U.S. Supreme Court case has proven to be a great vehicle to explain how a fundamental principle of our government and our judiciary affects students and community members.
Local Government Administrative Hearings: What Are They, How Do They Operate, and Does Your Community Have Such a Process? By Jeffrey D. Greenspan Law Related Education for the Public, September 2021 An overview of local government administrative hearings.
What I Have Learned About Myself During the Pandemic Shutdown Through Communication With Family, Friends, Neighbors, & Strangers By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, September 2021 Reflections from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Annual ‘Women Everywhere’ Education Day Courtroom Tours for High School Students Were a Virtual & Real Success By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, July 2021 An overview of the Women Everywhere Education Day courtroom tours.
‘[BLEEP] School…’ By Judge Justin Hansen & Judge Jennifer Johnson Law Related Education for the Public, July 2021 A recent U.S. Supreme Court case has proven to be a great vehicle to explain how a fundamental principle of our government and our judiciary affects students and community members.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 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 2021 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.
New and Not-So-New January Holidays By Sandra Sweeney Law Related Education for the Public, January 2021 A list of January holidays you may consider celebrating in 2021.
Life as a Rural Public Defender By Christine Zeman Law Related Education for the Public, November 2020 Reflections from a public defender in a rural Illinois county.
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What Is the Electoral College and What Does It Do? By Nancy Easum Law Related Education for the Public, November 2020 A look at the history and function of the U.S. Electoral College.
Expungement Summits Provide a Free Path to Erase or Seal One’s Criminal Record By Christine Zeman Law Related Education for the Public, June 2020 A look at the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit that was held on October 19, 2019.
ISBA Civics Education Awards 2020 By Judge Michael Chmiel Law Related Education for the Public, June 2020 A spotlight on the recipients of the 2020 ISBA Civics Education Award.
What Is the Electoral College and What Does It Do? By Nancy Easum Senior Lawyers, June 2020 A look at the history and function of the U.S. Electoral College.
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What Is the Electoral College and What Does It Do? By Nancy Easum Law Related Education for the Public, June 2020 A look at the history and function of the U.S. Electoral College.
There Is No Home for Me Here: The Erasure of African American Women and Their Role in the Suffrage Movement By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, February 2020 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.
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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.
There Is No Home for Me Here: The Erasure of African American Women and Their Role in the Suffrage Movement By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, 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 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.
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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.
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.

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