2015 Supreme Court 101 & Supreme Court Update Summer Institutes
- Illinois Supreme Court (TBC), Chicago IL
2014 Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law is a constitutional issue and public policy program for high school students designed to enhance your students understanding of a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Case. For 2014, we will focus on, Elonis v. United States. This case discusses whether conviction of threatening another person on Facebook requires proof of the defendant's intent to threaten.
Benefits of participation:
This year's important dates are:
November 14, 2014 – student training for 2 student delegates from each school (downtown Chicago)
December 12, 2014 – conference for all student delegates** (downtown Chicago)
Equal Justice Under Law is a program of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and is supported in part by a grant from the Stuart Family Foundation.
**There is no limit on the number of students who participate in school-based activities. The maximum number of student delegates per school will be determined by the total number of registered schools for the program. In general, delegations normally include 10-12 students per school. Exceptions can sometimes be made on a case-by-case basis.
For More Information Contact:
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
205 West Randolph, Suite 1245
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 663-4321 fax
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) strengthens American democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, CRFC develops and delivers interactive programming, classroom-tested professional development, and problem-based curricula that address rights and responsibilities, law, and policy. CRFC was founded in 1974 as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Los Angeles and in 1990 became an independent 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago.
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