The State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education Annual Conference will be held on January 25-26, 2019, at the Commons Conference Center in Austin. The theme for 2019 is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society, and Free Enterprise,” which expands on the 2019 Law Day theme.

Justin Driver, University of Chicago constitutional law scholar and author of The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, will give the keynote address. LRE is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Center for Legislative Archives in Washington, D.C., the National Archives in Fort Worth, and the Texas General Land Office to develop new programming. One new session will incorporate economics as it relates to history and government and another will show how to use children’s literature to teach economic concepts to elementary and secondary students. A list of this year’s sessions can be found here.

The conference is open to K-12 teachers and administrators with an interest in social studies. The cost of the conference is $150 per person and includes lunch for both days, a copy of Schoolhouse Gate, and all conference materials. To register, go to the Professional Development section of

For more information about the Law-Related Education Department, including regional Citizen Bee Competition dates and upcoming professional development opportunities, go to