Updated Feb. 15, 2018

Dr. Isidore Starr, scholar, lawyer, and teacher — regarded as the “father of law-related education in schools" — died peacefully in his sleep on February 10, 2018 in Seattle, at 106 years of age.  Dr. Starr was a mentor to many (including those of us in CELS) and will be deeply missed.  Until the day of his passing, he remained intellectually sharp, with a great sense of humour, always interested in others, politically astute, with great moral integrity. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.  We encourage viewers to watch the DVD we produced, accessible above.

Isidore Starr: Leading a Revolution in Civics

July 10, 2020

This short documentary about Dr. Isidore Starr traces his career from his start as a teacher in 1930s Brooklyn New York, to becaming internationally recognized as "the father" of law-related education.

Isidore Starr: Leading a Revolution in Civics premiered on October 30th 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the American Bar Association's  National Law-related Education Conference, to a standing ovation!