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March 2018

Mock Trial Regional Competitions

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mock trials have proven to be an effective learning tool for students of all grade levels. It helps them understand the law, practice critical thinking, and gain greater confidence with public speaking by assuming the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictional criminal or civil trial. Participants experience first-hand the difficulties that judges, lawyers and juries face in determining which facts are relevant and what legal arguments are effective. Each year, more than 70 teams, totaling some 1,200 students, compete…

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Mock Trial State Competition

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - March 17 @ 5:00 pm

Mock trials have proven to be an effective learning tool for students of all grade levels. It helps them understand the law, practice critical thinking, and gain greater confidence with public speaking by assuming the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictional criminal or civil trial. Participants experience first-hand the difficulties that judges, lawyers and juries face in determining which facts are relevant and what legal arguments are effective. Each year, more than 70 teams, totaling some 1,200 students, compete…

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April 2018

We the People Book Club – Unit 6

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Classroom Law Project for the We the People Book Club. This year's series of books will focus on current events and Constitutional principles (and loosely relate to the Units in the WTP text). Meetings bring teachers together to network, learn, and discuss a variety of topics. Leading book club discussions are the always insightful Susie Marcus and Shelley Larkins, the winning, inquisitive, and fun attorney coach from Grant HS's Con Team. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required as space…

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Mock Trial Workshop – Portland

April 10 - April 11

Mock Trial is a dynamic classroom strategy many teachers use at the end of the school year. Discussion of how to prepare students, day by day lesson ideas, and suggestions of ways to involve parents and attorneys in preparing students to do a mock trial. When: April 10th & 11th, 2018 4:00-6:00pm (FOUR hour workshop over TWO days) Where: West Sylvan Middle School (8111 SW West Slope Dr) Who: For teachers grades 6-12. How much: FREE!

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CLE with Tom Goldstein “Practice Before the US Supreme Court – An Insider’s View”

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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$100

Registration now open! Discounted admission is available for those attending both the CLE and Legal Citizen Dinner & Benefit.  

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Legal Citizen Award Dinner & Benefit

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets to the dinner and CLE are on sale now! Please join us at the Classroom Law Project Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner & Benefit on April 26, 2018, at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. It is going to be an extra special evening! The Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award recognizes the late Judge Newman for his leadership in encouraging and instilling respect for civic education in Oregon. Each year, a leader…

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May 2018

We the People Book Club – Unit TBA

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Classroom Law Project for the We the People Book Club. This year's series of books will focus on current events and Constitutional principles (and loosely relate to the Units in the WTP text). Meetings bring teachers together to network, learn, and discuss a variety of topics. Leading book club discussions are the always insightful Susie Marcus and Shelley Larkins, the winning, inquisitive, and fun attorney coach from Grant HS's Con Team. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required as space…

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Law Day Conference

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

38th Annual Law Day Conference Portland State University May 9, 2018 Since 1981, more than 20,000 Oregon and SW Washington high school students have attended the Law Day Conference featuring exciting workshops that explore our legal system.  The Conference was first started to celebrate National Law Day, May 1, by offering students a variety of provocative, informative, and timely workshops about legal issues and led by legal experts.  The success of the conference has led to full-capacity workshops each year as…

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We the People Day at the Capitol

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you are an upper elementary or middle school teacher in Oregon who uses the We the People curriculum in your classroom, please join us each May at the State Capital where your students can conduct culminating hearings in front of a panel of Supreme Court judges, legislators and civic leaders in Capitol hearing rooms. Note: The number of participating classes will determine how much time each class will have for its hearings. Classroom Law Project staff will do everything they can to…

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Project Citizen Showcase at the Capitol

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Each May, 5th-12th grade students convene at the State Capitol in Salem to present Project Citizen simulated congressional hearings to a panel of legislators and civic leaders. Students also have an opportunity to display their class portfolios in an annual Showcase, where they are judged by members of the Oregon Legislature and community members. For more information about Project Citizen, click here.

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