Democracy, civics and active participation in the community are not things with which we are born — they must be learned.

Which is why Classroom Law Project brings vital and engaging civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to being a participating citizen in our democracy. Each year, our innovative, timely, practical and fun programs involve and inspire over 880 teachers and 63,000 students across Oregon.  We are fortunate to partner with Lewis and Clark Law School.


St. Mary’s Academy Wins State Mock Trial Competition

The 31st annual Oregon Mock Trial state competition was fiercely competitive this year, with sixteen high school teams traveling from as far away as Baker City to hold trials at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland. Two days and three rounds winnowed the competition down to two finalists: St. Mary’s Academy (Portland) and […]

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Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner & Benefit

Please join us at the Classroom Law Project Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner & Benefit on April 26, 2017, at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. It is going to be an extra special evening! We are proud to announce that the 2017 recipient of the Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen […]

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The Bob and Marilyn Ridgley Classroom Law Project Scholarship

Know any high school seniors? Bob and Marilyn Ridgley are co-founders of Classroom Law Project and as part of their legacy to Classroom Law Project, the State of Oregon and its youth, they established this generous scholarship for Oregon high school graduating seniors. The scholarship recipient receives $2500 each year for four years, for a […]


CLP 2015-16 Annual Report


We are proud of the work we accomplished during the 2015-16 year.

A big thank you to our wonderful community of students, teachers, volunteers and supporters who helped to make it all possible.

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Watch Classroom Law Project in action!

We The CLPeople from Classroom Law Project on Vimeo.

Production Credit: Melissa Powers from In-House Productions. 


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