ERIC Number: ED477895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
State Bar Involvement in Law-Related Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Kittlaus, Jennifer, D.
Law-related education (LRE) seeks to foster the knowledge, skills, and values that are needed to function effectively in a democratic society. LRE uses active, engaging learning strategies to teach students how to think critically and analytically, communicate effectively, and problem solve. Since its inception, LRE has enjoyed the support of state and local bar associations. In 1998, the American Bar Association (ABA) Division for Public Education surveyed state LRE projects that are part of Youth for Justice, a national program of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Of the 46 state LRE projects that responded to the survey, 48% were either part of the state bar or had a close institutional relationship to it; while 38% had some relationship with the state bar. This bulletin examines how state bar associations are involved in LRE and cite examples of state-bar-sponsored programs and resources. The bulletin provides only a general overview of state bar activities. The activities described in the bulletin are a sample of how state bar associations are involved in LRE. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Laws, Social Studies, Thinking Skills
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Mail Station 15.3, Chicago, IL 60611-3314. Tel: 312-988-5735; Fax: 312-988-5494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.abanet.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.