Upcoming Events and Activities:
Justice Catherine D. Kimball Summer Institute
Annual Professional Development Program for Educators
July 24-25, 2014
Louisiana Supreme Court Building & Westin Canal Place New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Constitution Day Essay Competition Deadline
Friday, September 5, 2014
Recent Events and Activities:
Presentation of the Civics in Action Award
Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 5, 2014
LCLCE Reception at the LSBA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We the People National Competition
April 25-28, 2014
Lawyers in the Classroom/ Judges in the Classroom
May 1, 2014
We the People State Competition
January 31, 2014
Baton Rouge Marriott
Baton Rouge, La.
President's Award of Excellence for Outstanding Civic Teacher Presentation
January 24, 2014
LSBA MidYear Meeting
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Baton Rouge, La.
We the People
Introductory Program on this Nationally Acclaimed Civics Curriculum
Louisiana Council for the Social Studies Conference
November 7-8, 2013
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.
Sandra Day O'Connor Letter
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 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