ERIC Number: ED215411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Law-Related Education: A Lawyer-Teacher Partnership.
Proposed in 1970 by Leon Jaworski, law-related education (LRE) became one of the most successful programs of the decade. According to this eleventh chapter in a book on school law, there are several reasons LRE is critically needed: law is a pervasive force in the life of every student; civics instruction characterized by platitudes and chauvinism, has not been effective; and LRE can reduce student alienation by helping students see how the legal system can work for them and how they can change it. The goals of most programs are to provide students with legal knowledge and understanding and analytic skills. Excellent curriculum materials for LRE have been developed by several law studies projects. The American Bar Association's Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship serves as a national clearinghouse for such materials. A 1981 national evaluation study has concluded that LRE results in significant reduction in juvenile delinquency. To round out an LRE program by the inclusion of human interaction between attorneys, educators, and students, the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity has developed the Lawyer-Educator Partnership Program. This program provides a variety of opportunities for teachers and students to meet and talk with lawyers, judges, and those responsible for law enforcement. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Lawyers, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Teachers
Not available separately; see EA 014 500.
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.