July 16, 2009
From July 7-10, 2009, 16 teachers attended the first ever Supreme Court Seminar for Baltimore Teachers at the University of Maryland School of Law. Modeled on the highly successful Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, this professional development opportunity is designed to expand and strengthen instruction about the history, operation, and cases of the Supreme Court of the United States.
During the four-day seminar, participants visited the U.S. Supreme Court, participated in a moot court in the University of Maryland’s moot courtroom, and lunched with a former Supreme Court clerk. Guest speakers included Judge Andre Davis, nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The fourth of Street Law, Inc’s regional city expansions of the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, the Baltimore program was conducted in collaboration with Community Law in Action, a local law-related education program, and our national partner, the Supreme Court Historical Society. The program was funded by Baltimore Public Schools’ Office of Career and Technology Education.
In addition to the Summer Institute and the new Baltimore Seminar, Street Law also conducts regional Seminars in Atlanta, DC, New York, and St. Louis. Since 1995, these programs have trained over 1,000 teachers from 49 states and the District of Columbia.
(Reproduced with permission)
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers
Topic: U.S. Supreme Court