State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education is now accepting applications for the 2019 Leon Jaworski Award for Teaching Excellence in Law Focused Education.

The award recognizes educators who have made an outstanding contribution to law-focused education. Educators’ programs should foster understanding of the values of the legal and judicial systems; inform and educate students about the roles in society of law, the courts, law enforcement agencies, and the legal profession; instruct students to recognize their duties and rights; encourage effective law-focused education programs in schools and communities; and increase communication and understanding among students, educators, and those involved professionally in the legal system.

Any public or private school classroom teacher in Texas with a minimum of five years’ experience may apply for the award. Entries must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. April 1.

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