About 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.

In partnership with the Federal Judicial Center, the 2019 Summer Institute for Teachers will take place in Washington, D.C. from June 23rd-June 28th. During the 2019 Institute, participants will spend time with legal historians and judges exploring:

  • U.S. v. Susan B. Anthony: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage
  • Chew Heong v. U.S.: Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts
  • U.S. v. Cassius Clay: Muhammad Ali’s Fight Against the Vietnam Draft 

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*Applications must be submitted by March 1st, 2019, 7pm PST.

How to Apply

Are you a teacher of U.S. History, Government, Civics, or Law? Learn how to submit your application to the Summer Institute for teachers .


2018 Alumni

View the Summer Institute Teachers of 2018. Also, check out the video of their experiences.

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