The Delaware Law Related Education Center, Inc. (DELREC) is a private nonprofit, 501c(3) organization which has provided services to Delaware’s schools and the community for nearly a decade. Its most widely known programs are the Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, the “We the People” Competition, and Law Day in the High Schools.

The mission of the Center is to provide resources to enhance the presence of law-related education initiatives in Delaware. DELREC is a statewide consortium of educators, attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and other community leaders. It seeks to promote active learning experiences and skills development for students who need to function in a society based on the rule of law.

About Law-Related Education

Law-related education is defined in federal law as “education to equip nonlawyers

with knowledge and skills pertaining to the law, the legal process, and the legal

system, and the fundamental principles and values on which these are based”. The

content of law-related education includes such concepts as justice, authority,

equality, property, liberty, responsibility and privacy. There is also a focus on

how these concepts may be in conflict. The development of higher level thinking

skills is a key part of law-related education. Students develop skills in critical

thinking, decision making, communication, reasoning and managing conflict. Law-related

education promotes a commitment to the rule of law and to democratic values and beliefs.

DELREC’S Board of Trustees

The Honorable M. Jane Brady – President of the Board
The State of Delaware
Judge, Superior Court (Retired)
Barry Townsend, LPI, SPS – Vice President of the Board
O’Rourke Investigative Associates, Inc.
Bernard Pepukayi, Esq. – Board Secretary
Pepukayi Law LLC
Nicole M. Faries, Esq. – Board Treasurer
Baird Mandalas Brockstrdt LLC
Daniel M. Attaway, Esq
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Chief Michael Capriglione
Police Chief’s Council
Samuel L. Closic, Esq.
Prickett Jones & Elliot, P.A.
George E. Evans, Esq.
George E. Evans Attorney at Law
N. Christopher Griffiths, Esq.
Connolly Gallagher LLP
Darryl A. Parson, Esq.
New Castle County
Randolph K. Herndon, Esq.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Richard K. Herrmann, Esq.
Morris James LLP
Anthony J. Iannini.
GE Capital
Jason Jowers, Esq.
Morris James LLP
Megan McGovern, Esq.
Bayard P.A.
Fran O’Malley, Ph.D
The University of Delaware
The Honorable Diane Clark Streett
Judge, Superior Court
The Honorable Gary F. Traynor
Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
Eileen Wilkinson
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Pat Quann
Executive Director

Current and Past Support

  • The Delaware Bar Foundation
  • The Delaware State Bar Association
  • The Delaware State Bar Insurance Service
  • The Delaware Council for the Social Studies
  • The Delaware Department of Education
  • The Delaware Department of Justice
  • The Delaware Paralegal Association
  • DuPont Company
  • GE Capital
  • Grotto Pizza
  • Happy Harry’s
  • Montell USA, Inc.
  • Police Chief’s Foundation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • The State of Delaware
  • The Supreme Court of Delaware
  • The Uniquema Fund
  • The U.S. Department of Education
  • The U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Youth for Justice