Upcoming Events and Activities
James Madison Legacy Project
Saturday, April 16, 2016
South Louisiana Community College
LCLCE Reception at the LSBA's Annual Meeting & LSBA/LJC Joint Summer School in San Destin
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Immediately precedes the LSBA’s Beach Bash)
Beach House Pool Deck
Open to all registrants of the LSBA’s Annual Meeting
Recent Events and Activities
The We the People State Competition was held at the Baton Rouge Marriott on Friday, January 29, 2016. Five teams, Early College Academy, Glenbrook School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High School and John Ehret High School, competed for the opportunity to represent Louisiana in the We the People National Competition that will be held on April 22- April 25, 2016. Haynes Academy’s team, led by Chris Totaro, emerged as the victor. Vickie Hebert from Early College, Caleb Carmikle from Glenbrook, Jonetta Jackson from Helen Cox and Bradley Kiff from John Ehret are to be commended on the outstanding performances of their teams.
The Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies 2016 We the People State Championship Team with Guest Speaker Representative Patricia Haynes Smith and team teacher Chris Totaro.
Jennifer L. Mestayer--Kidd, a teacher at Westgate High School in New Iberia, was presented with the 2016 President’s Award by LCLCE Board member Judge C. Wendell Manning and Louisiana State Bar Association President Mark A. Cunningham. The presentation was made at a reception held at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s MidYear Meeting.
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Court Administrator and President of the Conference of State Court Administrators and vice-chair of the NCSC Board of Directors.
The LCLCE is a member of the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education enacted into law by the Louisiana Legislature in 2003.The Commission was created to educate students in the community and schools on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy and to promote communication and collaboration among organizations in the state that conduct civic education programs.
Why is Civic Education Important?
Studies show that:
Who Supports Our Work?
The LCLCE partners with several entities, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation as well as various private and public grants. The LCLCE also partners with schools, state and federal courts and law enforcement agencies.
What is Law & Civic Education?
It is instruction that teaches about legal rights, responsibilities, and the role of the responsible citizen - the fourth "R"- and has students practice application of that teaching to potential real - life situations. It is essentially a critical thinking, problem-solving approach to education built around the civic content of rules, laws, and the legal system. Law and Civic Education provides an opportunity for students to foster bonds with representatives of the legal system and the overall community.
If Liberty and Equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will only be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. Aristotle
LCLCE Board member Judge Wendell Manning, center, receiving the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education at the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators held in St. Louis. The presentation was made by Eric T. Washington, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia and president of the Conference of Chief Justices and Rosalyn W. Frierson, South Carolina State
Who Are We?
The Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates, implements and develops Law and Civic Education programs, trains others in the delivery of Law and Civic Education and assists with the delivery of quality Law and Civic Education programs throughout the State of Louisiana. It is the educational arm of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
LCLCE programs are nationally recognized and conform to the State of Louisiana's Social Studies Content Standards. LCLCE lesson plans and programs are interactive and self-motivating. The LCLCE makes Law and Civic Education come alive in the classroom.
Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education was presented with the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civic Education at the Conference of Chief Justice/Conference of State Court Administrators Annual Conference in St. Louis on July 24, 2012.