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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:
“The institute was action-packed each and every day with more ideas than I thought even existed.”
“The access to the Supreme Court, federal judges and scholars was certainly the spark to my already existing passion for teaching and for positive civil discourse and respect for our government.”
“I learned so much about the federal court system and the historical context in which it expanded and developed into the system we have today.”
“Much more thorough than I thought possible!”