he Law-Related Education ("LRE") Program offers K-12 teachers a wide variety of strategies for including LRE in their social science education curriculum, as well as suggestions for relating LRE to English, science, math and CTAE curricula.
Law-related education is an interactive method of teaching young people about the law and the fundamental principles on which it is based. More specifically, law-related education provides instruction concerning legal rights and responsibilities, and it encourages informed participation in our democratic government. National and state studies show, and the Georgia General Assembly agrees that law-related education deters delinquency and reduces disciplinary problems because it fosters the development of decision-making, problem solving and conflict management skills.
The program's outreach efforts fall into four key categories: Journey Through Justice field trip, teacher workshops, exhibitions at teacher conferences, and The LRE Circuit newsletter publication. The program also works with the LRE Committee of the Young Lawyers Division to update the high school textbook An Introduction to Law in Georgia, and it administers the Georgia Law Honor Society of Secondary Schools, which promotes and rewards strong academic achievement and community service in law-related fields.