About the Conference

The National Law-Related Education Conference is an assembly of civic education leaders, educators, lawyers, judges, and professors who teach or support efforts to foster a greater understanding of law and its role in society.

2018 National Law-Related Education Conference

2018 National Law-Related Education Conference

Free Speech Today

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.” It will broadly examine this theme as a significant matter of contemporary concern, while noting its history and considering its future, from both a comparative and global perspective.

Explore - The Theme

Past Conference themes

The first National Law-Related Education Leadership Conference was held in Chicago, in 1978. It grew out of increasing interest in reforming social studies and civics education, and the Law-Related Education Act of 1978, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Isidore Starr Award for Excellence

The Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education will be presented at the 2018 National Law-Related Education Conference. Learn more about the award and submit a nomination.

Learn - More

ABA Civic Education Survey Results

In the fall of 2010, the American Bar Association Commission on Civic Education in the Nation’s Schools constructed a survey on civic education, one for bar associations and another for organizations and institutions. In general, the Commission sought to learn what civic education looks like, how programs are structured, and how they are administered. There were 400 respondents to the survey.

View - Survey Results