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Join us @ the upcoming NCSS Conference!

Street Law at the Conference of the National Council on the Social Studies Dec. 2-4

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Join us @ the upcoming NCSS Conference!

Street Law staff are leading several sessions at the upcoming National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in Washington, DC, Dec. 2-4, 2016.

We will also be exhibiting, so come see Lee, Megan, Lena, Allison, and Roya in the Exhibitor's Hall in booth 220.

(SOLD OUT!!!) Pre-Conference Clinic: Visit Your Supreme Court

Fee: $40 for members and nonmembers (requires additional sign-up)

Date/time: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, 8:45 am to 12:45 pm

Presenter: Lee Arbetman, Executive Director

Spend a half day learning about the United States Supreme Court and the Court building. We will spend time in:

  • The Courtroom to learn about its history and architecture;
  • One of the ceremonial conference rooms with officials from the Clerk’s office to learn how cases are processed at the Court and also how last-minute death penalty appeals are handled – sometimes in the middle of the night
  • The exhibit area on the ground floor, where you can explore the rich history of the Court. You can also visit the gift shop, where NCSS participants on this tour will receive a 10% discount.

Workshop: Preview of the U.S. Supreme Court Term

Take a quick look back at the historic 2015-16 U.S. Supreme Court term before diving into one of the blockbuster cases from this term. Teaching materials provided.

Date/time: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Room: 144A

Presenter: Lee Arbetman, Executive Director


Join Street Law Staff at the McGraw-Hill Publications Booth for a “Meet the Author” session!

Lee Arbetman, Street Law executive director and author of Street Law: A Course in Practical Law, will be in attendance.

Date/Time: Friday, 12/2/16, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Exhibit Hall D, Booth 208


Workshop: Is the Exclusionary Rule Effective in a Digital Age?

Does the exclusionary rule provide an effective check on government power in an era of smartphones and cloud storage? Street Law leads the discussion. Receive classroom-ready materials.

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Location: Room: 203A

Presenter: Megan Hanson, Chief Program Officer


Join us at the NCSS President’s Reception at the Newseum!

Date/Time: Friday evening, Dec. 2, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC

We will be there with fellow Civics Renewal Network organizations, with a fun interactive game: A Supreme Court Nominations bean bag toss (you might even win a prize!)! Get further details here. Tickets are free, but required!


Join Street Law Staff at the McGraw-Hill Publications Booth for a “Meet the Author” session!

Megan Hanson and Lena Morreale Scott, co-authors of United States Government: Our Democracy, will be in attendance.

Date/Time: Saturday, 12/3/16, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: Exhibit Hall D, Booth 208


Poster Session: How Can Police and Community Members Work Together to Support the Rule of Law?

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Outside of Exhibit Hall D, Table 13

Explore community/police interactions through the lens of the rule of law to help teachers deepen students’ understanding the concept – that laws should fair, transparent, and enforced equally. View real-world examples of interactions between police and members of the community. Law enforcement, community must work together to support and maintain rule of law, a key principle of democracy.

Presenter: Lena Morreale Scott, Senior Program Director

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