Summer Institute for Teachers


Designed especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Law, the Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined our constitutional and other legal rights.

Participants worked closely throughout the week-long Institute with leading historians, federal judges, and curriculum consultants, focusing on three landmark federal trials through curriculum developed by the Federal Judicial Center.

Cases studied included:

  • Amistad
  • Bush v. Orleans Parish
  • Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial

Apply for the 2015 Summer Institute for Teachers. Download the Application Now!

Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday March 2, 2015.

Thank you to all who attended the 9th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers!

View a list of 2014 Summer Institute Alumni.

Co-sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center

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