Law Related Education Links

  • American Bar Association
    National Law-Related Education Resource Center
    www.abanet.org/publiced/resources/home.html
    Provides information on law-related education materials and programs, including links to lesson plans.
  • Bill of Rights Institute
    www.billofrightsinstitute.org
    Non-profit organization that works to strengthen civic knowledge and foster civic values among the next generation of citizens.
  • Center for Civic Education
    www.civiced.org
    Non-profit which specializes in civic and citizenship education through program development, such as We the People—The Citizen and the Constitution, We the People—Project Citizen, and other programs to promote effective, engaged citizenship. Lesson plans and text books are available.
  • Civic Education Project
    www.ourcourts.org
  • Deliberating in a Democracy
    www.Deliberating.org
    U.S. government, law, world history, U.S. history, and/or economics teachers can now find 23 lessons on relevant controversial public issues at Deliberating in a Democracy, CRFC's international program for promoting deliberation in high school classrooms. Each lesson features a 5-7 page reading to support class discussion. Lessons also feature deliberation procedures based on the Johnson Brothers cooperative learning model, Structured Academic Controversy. Every lesson also comes with a list of suggested supplemental materials, and students can vote on the issues and compare their views with those of peers from around the world.
  • Utah Commission on Civic and character Education
    http://www.civics.utah.gov/
    Supports Utah schools in accomplishing their important civic mission through civic, character and service learning education.
  • Close Up
    www.closeup.org
    Promotes responsible and informed participation in the democratic process by providing law-related education materials.
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
    www.crf-usa.org
    Provides programs, publications, and lesson plans to help youth understand the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, and their civic responsibility.  CRFC is pleased to provide classroom lessons and resources for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
    www.crfc.org
    Develops law-related education materials. 
  • National Youth Court Center
    www.youthcourt.net
    Develops materials on youth courts and teacher training programs.
  • Phi Alpha Delta Public Service Center
    www.padcommunity.org
    A professional service organization of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and government officials.
  • Street Law, Inc.
    www.streetlaw.org
    Programs promote practical legal education for high school students. Publishes a textbook and other educational materials.
  • Utah State Bar
    www.utahbar.org

Other Educational Resources

  • Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
    www.civicmissionofschools.org
    Coalition of organizations nationwide focusing on civic education and civic engagement in schools.
  • The Center on Congress at Indiana University
    www.centeroncongress.org
    Central goal is to improve public understanding of Congress.
  • ConSource
    www.beta.consource.org
    Check out the on-line, redesigned Library of Constitutional Sources beta launchIt showcases central features of what will soon be the premier on-line Constitutional history hub, providing access to source documents, guides, and teacher and student resources for researching, understanding, and discussing the history of the Constitution and its Amendments.

  • Dirkson Congressional Center's Communicator
    www.webcommunicator.org
    A web-based e-newsletter providing educators with news and ideas to improve the understanding of Congress.  Contents include people who serve in Congress, Congress defined, lesson plans, editorial cartoons, trivia, and much more.

  • FindLaw Annotated Constitution
    www.findlaw.com/caseloadcode/constitution/
    A complete copy of the United States Constitution explained almost line by line for teachers and students.
  • iCivics: The Democracy Lab
    www.iCivics.org
    Spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics is a web-based education project designed to reinvigorate civic teaching and learning.  iCivics features free games, lesson plans, web quests, and interactive modules.
  • Landmark Cases
    www.landmarkcases.org
    Freshly redesigned, with new activities, differentiation, and teaching tips, the web site features 17 frequently taught Supreme Court cases. Teachers can register to receive access to the "Teachers Only" section. Landmark Cases.org is a joint initiative of Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • The Learning Page . . . Especially for Teachers
    www.loc.gov/teachers
    Involves students in examining primary source documents.
  • Madison's Treasures
    www.loc.gov/exhibits/madison
    Offers documents from our fourth President, James Madison, particularly those relating to the drafting and ratification of the Constitution and the introduction of the Bill of Rights.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    www.ncsl.org
    Trust for Representative Democracy Program
    America's Legislators Back to School Program
  • Utah Legislators Back to School Program
    http://le.utah.gov/lrgc/backtoschool.htm
    A year-round program where Utah legislators visit schools and classrooms.
  • National High School Mock Trial Championship
    www.www.nationalmocktrial.org
    Provides information about the national competition each year.