Institute Exploring the Federal Judiciary with Historians and Judges
The American Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center will conduct the 14th Annual “Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History”summer institutein Washington, DC, June 23–28, 2019. Designed especially for teachers of US history, government, civics, and law, the program deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined America’s constitutional and other legal rights. During the 2019 Institute, participants will spend time with legal historians and judges exploring US v. Susan B. Anthony: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage; Chew Heong v. US: Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts; and US v. Cassius Clay: Muhammad Ali’s Fight Against the Vietnam Draft. The weeklong institute is all expenses paid.
Deadline: March 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. (PT) for applications
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