The Summer Institute is a 5 day professional development seminar for local educators held in the Learning Center in Sacramento, California. Teachers gain knowledge of the judiciary and develop their skills to effectively teach the role and operations of the courts while meeting Common Core educational standards. The Summer Institute will accept up to 25 secondary civics and social science teachers through an application process. The 2020 Summer Institute will be held in June, specific dates TBD. The online application for the program will be available mid-November.


Here’s what some former participants have said:

“It is really great to examine all aspects of the judicial system through the lens of a court case!”

“ I loved the resources from guest speakers and field trips to the courts.”

“The guest speakers thoroughly helped to enrich our understanding of the big ideas.”