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Educating the Public about the Law




LRE Conference 2009 - Call for proposals

The ABA Division for Public Education is sponsoring the 26th Law-Related Education Leadership Conference in Chicago, October 1 - 3, 2009.   More...

Championing Our Students Through Mentoring, Support, and Collaboration

The ABA received grant funding in late fall 2008 from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for a unique law-focused mentoring program.   More...

ABA Public Program Series

The ABA Public Program Series kicked off in October at the ABA headquarters in Chicago with A Conversation with Joseph Margulies.    More...


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Resources on Lincoln’s Bicentennial

Silver Gavel Award Deadline

The Youth Vote - Election 2008 Recap

Register for the 2009 Teacher Summer Institute

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week

Participate in the Fourth American Mock Trial Invitational


Novel Educates Public About the Courts

Justice Case Files is a series of illustrated novels created by the National Center for State Courts to educate the public about how courts work, how judges make decisions, and how courts are accountable for law .   More...

New Edition - ABA’s Complete Personal Legal Guide

The ABA Division for Public Education has released a new edition of its Random House series of the ABA’s Complete Personal Legal Guide: The Essential Reference for Every Household.   More...

Dialogue on Lincoln

The latest in the ABA Dialogue series, the Dialogue on Lincoln: A Legacy of Liberty, explores the life and legacy of our nation’s 16th president.   More...

History Now – Abraham Lincoln in His Time and Ours

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s online Journal, History Now, features articles by historians, lesson plans, and interactive features on Lincoln in their current issue. More...

2009 Law Day Planning Guide Available

The 2009 Law Day Planning Guide is available for download at More...


Supreme Court Update
The Court, which began the 2008 – 2009 term with an unusually heavy argument schedule (14 cases in October) issued its first decision November 12 and its second a month later.   More...

Legislative Update
Responding to the unexpectedly severe economic recession that started a month before his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama has signaled his intention to push for what has been called “the biggest economic stimulus in U.S. history.”   More...




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