Law Related Education

Law Related Education (LRE) is citizenship education with an emphasis on understanding the role of law as the basis of democratic society. LRE programs such as Lawyers in the Classroom and Mock Trial work to help students (kindergarten through 12th grade) know how and why our legal system operates as it does, the importance of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the roles of lawyers and judges.

The Citizens' Law Academy is an adult public information program implemented to create an educational interaction between the public and the legal community.

LRE began in Idaho in 1985 as a public service program of the Idaho Law Foundation. Law Related Education focuses on "real world" issues and emphasizes interactive and engaging techniques such as role-play and simulation, mock trials, moot courts, debate, and case study analysis. Curriculum materials encourage the development of critical thinking, reasoning, decision-making, and oral and written communication skills.