Division for Public Education

Division for Public Education provides balanced and reliable information about and insights into the law and current legal issues. We offer law-related resources and programs to educators, students, journalists, legal professionals, opinion leaders, and the public to promote understanding of law and its vital role in our society.

About the Division

The Division’s mission is comprised of three main goals: To educate the public by connecting the dots between civic responsibilities, the law, the courts and the legal system. To empower teachers by providing resources that incorporate law and civics into K-12 curriculum. To engage students through thought-provoking resources and learning experiences to broaden understanding of law and government.

Our Programs

The Division for Public Education coordinates annual events that celebrate and promote public awareness of the law, such as Law Day and the Silver Gavel Awards. We also offer civic education resources and programs for students and teachers, which include: Summer Institute for Teachers, Civics and Law Academy, and the National LRE Conference.

2018 National Law-Related Education Conference

2018 National Law-Related Education Conference

About NLRE

Freedom of speech is widely regarded as a foundational value of constitutional democracies. The 2018 National Law-Related Education Conference will focus on “Free Speech Today.” We will examine the current issues regarding free speech, while noting its history and considering its future, domestically and globally.

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Insights on Law and Society

Insights on Law & Society is a magazine for teachers of civics, government, history, and law. Each issue of Insights Magazine explores a law-related topic from several angles, provides lesson ideas and highlights real life students and practitioners

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Preview of US Supreme Court Cases

Preview provides expert, plain language analysis of all cases given plenary review by the Supreme Court. Written by experts for everyone.

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YourLaw is a four-page client newsletter written with your clients in mind. Each quarterly issue contains articles that alert clients to a wide range of legal issues that may affect them.

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Law Matters

Law Matters is the Division's monthly electronic newsletter. Each issue reports on developments, ideas, programs, events, and resources in the field of law-related education (LRE).

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Leadership and Staff

Public Education staff is available to provide you with the resources you need to help further public understanding of the rule of law. Simply email us at publiceducation@americanbar.org, call 312.988.5735, or clink on the link to find our staff.