Workshops

Workshops

Embrace the Lawyer in you!

The Virginia Law Related Education Institute and its co-sponsor, the Center for Legal and Court Technology at the College of William and Mary Law School, proudly offer law-related workshops for students and educators alike. From learning and applying authentic litigation techniques, to understanding the foundations the legal system, to learning how to effectively teach the law through project-based learning, and workshops to expand and enrich your understanding of law and society in a unique and fun way.

Teacher Workshops

No matter your subject, teaching about the law and the American legal system is a great way to enhance your curriculum. We offer workshops that provide teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to teach their students law-related concepts. In doing so, we incorporate best practices like project-based learning to help you enhance the critical and creative thinking of your students.

Student Workshops

We offer one, two, and four-day workshops at the College of William and Mary Law School, local schools, and other locations. Students prepare for workshops by watching an online lecture, which allows them maximum time at a workshop for "hands-on" interactive learning. Workshops explore how the law impacts our society, from the way we resolve conflicts, to the spirit and letter of the law.

Learn the Law from CLCT

VLRE proudly partners with a leader in educating and training legal professionals on matters related to courtroom technology. This non-profit is the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) and is located at William and Mary Law School. Workshops offered through this partnership, are taught by Fredric Lederer (Chancellor Professor of Law, WM and Director, CLCT). ​


Hosting a VLRE Workshop

Hosting a Student Workshop

We offer workshops during the summer and select dates during the school year. The cost is $65.00 per student for two-day workshops and $120.00 for four-day workshops. ​

Workshop locations are provided through the generosity of individuals, schools and organizations that support law-related education. Many school divisions provide space for free or at a reduced cost to our organization. ​
We require the following to run a student workshop: ​

  • A minimum booking of two concurrently-run 12 student two-day workshops, or
  • A minimum booking of one 12 student four-day workshop

We suggest contacting middle or high schools in your area if you need more students to meet these minimums. ​
Students register and pay for workshops through our portal. Student groups can also pay for the entire group by mail at least two weeks prior to the workshop series.

Hosting a Teacher Workshop

We offer teachers professional education workshops during the summer and select dates during the school year. Teacher workshops are normally provided for free to educators.

Workshop locations are provided through the generosity of individuals, schools and organizations that support law-related education. Many school divisions provide space for free or at a reduced cost to our organization. ​

We require the following to run a teacher workshop: ​

  • A minimum booking of eight to ten teachers, and
  • Access to Wi-Fi, as all materials are on-line and will need to be accessed during the workshop

We suggest contacting other educators in your area if you teach in small public school division or in a private school. ​

Workshops establish best practices for teaching law-related education in the classroom. School may provide teachers professional learning credit for attending a workshop.