Professional Development Opportunities

The Division works with various courts and legal organizations to provide enriching professional development opportunities for middle and high school teachers seeking to engage students in the workings of the courts, landmark case studies, and the rule of law.

Federal Courts Virtual Institute: Flag Salute Cases

Stream our archived programs on the Flag Salute Cases, exploring the intersection of student free speech, patriotism, religion, and compelled speech. Our program involves a historical lecture and teachers sharing insight into how to use this case in your classroom.

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2021 Teachers Professional Development Programs

The ABA Division for Public Education and our partners are currently exploring how to offer programming for 2021 that will follow approriate safety guidelines. Check back here for more information as we roll out or programming. Should you have any specific questions, let us know at publiced@americanbar.org

Federal Courts Summer Institute: Chew Heong v. U.S.: Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts

Stream our archived program on Chew Heong, the historic federal trial involving a Chinese immigrant's petition to reenter the United States in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Our program involves a historical lecture and teachers sharing insight into how to use this case in your classroom.

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