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2010 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers

Where Washington, DC
When June 17-22
Registration Open 5 October - 15 March 10
Cost $150.00

Since it began in 1995, the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers has brought together over 800 teachers from across the country to convene in Washington, D.C., for six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

The Institute includes sessions led by Supreme Court experts, journalists, authors, and attorneys, who give teachers an in-depth understanding of how the Court chooses and decides cases, and what it is like to argue before the Court.  The Institute covers nine current or recent cases, and teachers even learn about the personalities of the justices. This exciting opportunity culminates with a visit to the Court to hear decisions handed down and a private reception at the Court.

The Institute prepares teachers to use innovative teaching methods with current and past cases. Beyond the content-rich sessions and activities, teachers are also equipped with the skills and tools to train fellow teachers at home.

Program Info
Online registration for this event closed on March 15, 2010.

Application Details and Eligibility

  • 30 teachers from across the country will be accepted
  • Admission is based on a competitive application process
  • Applicants must teach or supervise secondary social studies or law-related education 
  • Applicants must commit to attend all sessions and train other secondary school teachers
  • Teachers who have already attended one of Street Law's Supreme Court Institutes or Seminars are not eligible for this program
  • Applicants from ethnic and racial minorities, people teaching in urban schools or on Native American reservations, and people new to the teaching profession are encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions

  1. Complete and submit the online application form by March 15, 2010.  
  2. Submit to Street Law, Inc. a letter of recommendation from your principal or supervisor by March 15, 2010.  Recommendation letters should be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to:
    • Amaly Snowdon
      program coordinator
      Street Law, Inc.
      1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870
      Silver Spring, MD 20910
      fax: 301.589.1131
  3. All applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 31, 2010.  Please do not attempt to pay your registration fee or make other arrangements until you are notified of your acceptance. 
  • Institute Location
    Georgetown University Law Center
    600 New Jersey Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Hotel Information
    Participants will be eligible for discounted rooms at the Washington Court.  Teachers willing to share a room with another participant will pay $200 for the week ($40/night), while teachers who want their own room will pay $500 for the week ($100/night).
  • Registration Fee
    $150 registration fee (due two weeks after you are accepted) includes all materials and several meals.
  • Stipend
    Participants who conduct trainings for other teachers after completing the Institute are eligible to received a stipend of $200. 
  • Contact
    Please contact Amaly Snowdon with any questions about the Institute. 
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