ABA Summer Institute – HS Teachers

New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition. 1921?

Secondary school teachers of United States history and government are invited to apply for a summer institute, Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History, to be held June 27-July 2, 2010, in Washington, DC. The institute is co-sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education.

The institute will provide teachers with the training and resources to engage students in the history of landmark federal cases. This year’s institute will study trials under the Sedition Act of 1798, Ex parte Merryman and debates on habeas corpus during the Civil War, and a trial of bootleggers during Prohibition.

Faculty will include David Cole of the Georgetown Law School, Saul Cornell of Fordham University, Linda Greenhouse of Yale Law School and formerly Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, and Michael Vorenberg of Brown University. Teachers will also visit the Supreme Court and the U.S. Courthouse for the District of Columbia.

Participation will be limited to 20 teachers. Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be reimbursed.

Further information and application materials are available on line at http://www.abanet.org/publiced/summerinstitute/home.shtml

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2010.


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