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.

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2020 National Law-Related Education Conference

2020 National Law-Related Education Conference

NLRE & NCSS

The American Bar Association Division for Public Education is pleased to announce that the 31st National Law-Related Education Conference will take place December 4-6, 2020 in Washington, DC in partnership with, and as part of, the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. Join us for an array of sessions, networking opportunities, and presentation of the Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education. You’re invited to submit a proposal for a session, with all proposals due February 10, 2020. For more information about submitting a proposal, download a copy of the NCSS Proposal and Submission Guide.

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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.

Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education

The Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education will be presented at the 2020 National Law-Related Education Conference. Learn more about Dr. Starr, the award, and past recipients.

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