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May 2017

Law Day 2017

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

37th Annual Law Day Conference The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy Portland State University May 2, 2017 Registration open! 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…

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We the People Day at the Capitol

May 25 @ 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 26 @ 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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June 2017

Mock Trial Workshop for Teachers

June 23 - June 24

Teachers of all grade levels will benefit from this fun and information-packed workshop. It kicks off with watching real middle schoolers put on a mock trial in a real courtroom in front of a real judge. Really. Afterward we will meet with the judge to discuss the trial we saw and mock trials generally. The judge will also offer a Court System 101 review to help us all get on the same page. Court will then adjourn. Saturday morning we…

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August 2017

We the People Workshop

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop explores the acclaimed We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum developed by the Center for Civic Education. Teachers will examine content, practice simulated hearings and discuss classroom implementation. Click here for more information about We the People curriculum. Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Location: Oregon State Bar, Tigard Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $25 non-refundable registration fee (includes all materials and lunch) Included: Included: PDU’s; coffee and pastries, lunch. Travel assistance for teachers driving more…

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Project Citizen Workshop

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For teachers of grades 5-12.  Project Citizen, a program co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, is a unique curriculum for upper elementary, middle and high school students, designed to promote responsible participation in local and state government. Students work together to identify a public policy issue in their community and develop an action plan for local government leaders to use in addressing the issue.  The work culminates with a class portfolio that can be part of a state and…

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September 2017

16th Annual Golf Tournament at the Reserve

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy a wonderful day of golf, raffle prizes, and other fun activities at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. Proceeds go directly to providing vital and engaging civic and law-related education to teachers and students across Oregon. Registration begins at 8:00am. Shotgun start is at 9:30am. Lunch and awards ceremony will follow golf. 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE Steve Johansen, Chair Dan Blaufus John Casey Marilyn Cover, CLP Executive Director Steffan Alexander Hon. Keith Meisenheimer Chuck Michael Jaye Taylor Charissa Anderson Thom Brown…

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