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We the People/Project Citizen Days at the Capitol

The Oregon State Capitol was the place to be for more than 200 middle school students last month. It was Classroom Law Project’s annual We the People and Project Citizen Days. For the first time ever, students’ Project Citizen portfolios were on display in Governor Brown’s beautiful ceremonial office. May 25 was We the People […]

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Employment Opportunity

Classroom Law Project is looking for a SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER Join Team CLP Tired of today’s political discourse? You can make a difference at Classroom Law Project. CLP is looking for a top-notch individual to join our team now! Classroom Law Project is a non-profit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers, and civic leaders building strong communities […]

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Grant High School Takes Second in National We the People Competition

Every year, hard-working teams of high school students gather in the nation’s capital to demonstrate their knowledge of the complex workings of our Constitution and democracy. On April 24, the Grant High School Generals placed second in the prestigious competition, coming in behind the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies from […]

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37th Annual Law Day for High School Students

  Over 325 students from 17 Oregon schools participated in the 37th Annual Law Day Conference for High School Students, held at Portland State University. These students chose to attend four of the fifteen workshops led by civic, community, and legal experts and professionals. Also joining the event were members of the Oregon State Champion […]

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Classroom Law Project Celebrates Justice Hans Linde

  On April 26, Classroom Law Project honored Justice Hans Linde as the 2017 Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen. Justice Linde is a retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice and long-time legal educator and scholar. He is renowned as one of the foremost thinkers in constitutional law, particularly as it applies to state constitutions and the […]

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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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Sixteen Teams Advance to State!

Teams of high school students convened at county courthouses across Oregon to compete in the 31st annual mock trial competition. The 2017 regional competitions were hosted in seven courthouses across the state. Top teams from each region will compete in the state finals at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland on March 17-18, 2017. The […]

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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 […]

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Grant wins State We the People Constitution Team Competition

Civic participation was on display in downtown Portland this Saturday. As an estimated 100,000 people marched in defense of basic rights, nearly 200 high school students demonstrated their impressive knowledge of our Constitution in the State We the People Competition.  Grant High School took first place this year, marking the ninth year in a row […]

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