ERIC Number: ED086572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reflections on Law-Related Education. Speeches from Regional Conference on Law-Related Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21-22, 1973. Working Notes Number 3.
Davison, Susan, Ed.
Four lawyers and one educator speaking to a conference of educators, lawyers, law enforcement personnel, community leaders, and students from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania interested in legal education in elementary and secondary school are represented here. The speakers suggest more constructive ways of integrating law into the school curriculum than the usual "Law Day" speakers. All of the speakers feel that underlying concepts of the law and analytical thinking involved in the exercise of those concepts are valuable curriculum commodities because of their applicability to our everyday lives. Some speakers suggest specific programs either bringing law into the classroom, for example, through "hot lines" for on the spot legal advice on questions raised in class, or by taking students out of the class and putting them into real situations requiring legal resolutions, such as spending a night in jail. Other speakers highlight areas particularly accessible to the analytical tools developed by legal education, such as conflicting social values. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Civil Liberties, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Institutional Cooperation, Laws, Legal Education, Public Affairs Education, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Speeches
Youth Education for Citizenship, American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (Single copies free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Note: Regional Conference on Law Related Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21 & 22, 1973