Isidore Starr, long considered the “father of law-related education” died February 10, 2018. He was 106.

Starr was one of the founders and supporters of the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education program. Since the 1970s, he and his wife, Kay, have conducted institutes on the founding documents across Texas. Starr has authored many articles and books about LRE.

In 1983, the American Bar Association established the Isidore Starr Award for Excellence in Law-Related Education to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of law-related education.

In an October 8, 2013, interview with the World Justice Project, Starr talked about the importance of educating people about the law.

“We are completely surrounded by the law, whether we want to be or not. It’s the backbone of our society and is with us from the time we’re born—birth certificates—to the time we die—trusts and estates—and everything in between. The clothes we wear, including the ways that fabrics are manufactured and sold, and the food we eat, for example FDA regulations, all involve the law. The law is here, there, and everywhere. The law is not the enemy; it is a way of life.”

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