2024 Supreme Court Summer Institute

United States Supreme Court building. High resolution image.

June 12-17 or June 20-25, 2024

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

The application for the 2024 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers is closed. The application for the 2025 Institute will open in October 2024.

Each year we select 60 teachers from a pool of applicants to come to Washington for six days of educational activities that strengthen and expand instruction about the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Institute is funded by and delivered in partnership with the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Teachers participate in sessions led by Supreme Court experts, journalists, and lawyers, as well as Street Law's Cathy Ruffing and Lee Arbetman. The Institute reviews six current (or recent) cases and prepares teachers to use innovative methods to teach about both current and historical cases.

Historically, this exciting opportunity has culminated with a visit to hear decisions handed down in the courtroom and an evening reception at the Court. We hope to return to this tradition in June 2024 if the Court's schedule permits.

Since it began in 1995, the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers has served more than 1,550 teachers. Collectively, our SCSI alumni reach over 155,000 students each year that they teach.

View last year's agenda. While the agenda is updated each year and reflects current cases before the Supreme Court, last year's agenda is an example of the types of sessions and topics included in the Institute.

Application Details and Eligibility

Please read this section closely before applying to confirm that you are eligible to attend and that you complete your application properly.

  • 30 teachers from across the country will be accepted for each Institute (60 total).
  • Admission is based on a competitive application process.
  • Applicants must:
    • Teach secondary (grades 7-12) social studies or law-related education
    • Commit to attend all sessions (Week 1: June 12-17 or Week 2: June 20-25)
    • Have not already attended Street Law's Supreme Court Summer Institute
    • Complete one of the following activities after the Institute in order to receive a $200 stipend:
      • Conduct training for other teachers
      • Write a journal article about the teaching methods or content covered at the Institute
      • Participate in two cycles of sustained support with Street Law staff
  • Educators of color, those who teach in urban or rural schools or on Native American reservations, those new to the teaching profession, and those of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • In addition to the online application, an Administrator Reference Form must be completed by an applicant’s supervisor or administrator by March 1, 2024. Applications without the Administrative Reference Form will not be considered. The form can be found here.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than April 1, 2024. Please do not attempt to make travel arrangements or pay your registration fee until you are notified of your acceptance.

Logistical Details


Week 1 and Week 2 Location:
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hotel Information

Participants will be eligible for discounted rooms at a nearby hotel.

Registration Fee

$150 registration fee includes all materials and most meals.


Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions about the Institute. 

Event Venue Information

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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