Programs like mock trials get students involved in civics at a young age

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Daily Reporter
Published: 04/07/2014

Through mock trials and simulated congressional hearings, the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is putting a new spin on civics education and getting students as young as the fifth grade interested in the legal profession.

Assistant Ohio Attorney General Caitlyn Nestleroth said she first became interested in the law at a young age but found that there weren’t many law-related courses in her high school.

To remedy that, she joined her school’s OCLRE High School Mock Trial program.

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