ABA Division for Public Education Events

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The Division for Public Education attends conferences and events around the country, and often presents special programs or resources.  Resources relating to those events can be found here. 


National Council for History Education, March 22, 2014, Albuquerque, NM


The “Wild Bill” Hickok Trial, Frontier Justice, and the Rule of Law,"


Session will explore rule of law in the American West through the 1865 trial of “Wild Bill” Hickok, accused of shooting and killing Davis Tutt; and the connections between the real life trial and the myths of the American West, gunfighters, and frontier justice. 


National Council for the Social Studies, November 21-24, 2013, St. Louis, MO


Rosenbergs on Trial: Using Federal Trials to Teach U.S. History


This session will explore primary sources related to the landmark case U.S. v. Rosenberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom.


Understanding a U.S. Supreme Court Decision


Session will outline a step-by-step guide for reading and understanding U.S. Supreme Court opinions.


Ensuring Equality: Are We All Created Equal?

Courts have played an important role in ensuring legal equality. This session will examine the law's shaping of racial and workplace equality as examples of how courts attempt to referee controversial issues.