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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-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. Many of these materials may be used to enhance curriculum dealing with character education, civic responsibility, lawmaking, and understanding the judicial system. There is no charge related to use these materials except for the return postage on materials sent back to the Center. A new DVD series designed for elementary learners places a focus on symbols of America and covers the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Flag, Freedom and Democracy, Uncle Sam, Images of Liberty, and the White House. These new items and others are available for checkout. Contact Janice Romeiser at (620) 341-5292 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Teachers and students can subscribe to 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.
Constitution Day Projects
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.
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