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The Kansas Bar Association’s Law-Related Education Committee members strive to provide a variety of resources and experiences for educators and students.
Law Day 2015 Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law
Numerous resources and information about the ABA Law Day theme can be found at http://www.lawday.org. Learn about the Magna Carta video competition for high school students, view the list of resources for teaching about Magna Carta and sign up to stay connected with all things Law Day.
Law-Related Education Clearinghouse
A good place to start is the Law-Related Education (LRE) Clearinghouse, a resource sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Foundation, in cooperation with Emporia State University. LRE materials available for use include mock trial booklets, posters, games, videos, and books.
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On June 15, 2015, the Magna Carta turned 800. This document, signed by King John in 1215, is the framework for the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights and is widely viewed as one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy. Click here for more information.
Teachers and students can subscribe to or view online Law Wise. Law Wise a newsletter published during the school year that includes general information about law-related matters of interest to teachers, students, and the public. This is a free service provided by the KBA and the KBF.
Funding is provided by the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts program.
Kansas High School Mock Trial Tournament
The KBA and the KBA Young Lawyer Section have partnered with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP to provide the Kansas High School Mock Trial Tournament.
The materials below have been used by Kansas judges, lawyers, and teachers to help educate students on the Constitution. Please feel free to use and modify them, and also think about how you might like to present the materials.
"You be the Judge" Videos
The "You be the Judge" video program is a service of the Kansas Bar Association and the Law Related Education Committee. These videos are to assist you as you plan your presentation, and were originally given during Celebrate Freedom Week in 2013.
Technology for Teachers. The KBA has compiled other links for teachers and students with information about law, civics, and the executive branch. Many of these links provide search features to find executive orders, links to statewide offices, and the history of the executive branch in Kansas.
Another resource is iCivics. Founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, this resource provides 16 educational games as well as vibrant teaching materials. All materials are free.
The American Bar Association Division for Public Education has numerous resources for learning about how courts work, steps in a trial, what it is like to be a judge and court and legal procedure.
Other Law-Related Education Websites