2015 Supreme Court 101 & Supreme Court Update Summer Institutes
- Illinois Supreme Court (TBC), Chicago IL
#TransparentDemocracy: Protecting the Public Good
What information is needed to run American democracy? What should be or must remain secret?
#TransparentDemocracy: Protecting the Public Good is the theme for CRFC’s 25th Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government on October 31, 2014, at Hamburger University in Oak Brook. Participants will explore the balance between the personal and the political in campaign finance, government surveillance, national security, and individual rights. It is an excellent opportunity for Midwestern educators to share experiences, learn best practices, and discuss how to protect the common good in the 21st century.
The CRFC Conference is held in state-of-the-art facilities at McDonald’s Corporate Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Conference features a morning of content-intensive breakout sessions, a lunch banquet ideal for networking, and a keynote. The 25th Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government is pleased to announce this year's Keynote Speaker is Erwin Chemerinsky. Dr. Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. He is the author of eight books, most recently The Case Against the Supreme Court, to be published by Viking in September 2014. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States
The 2014 Barbara J. O’Donnell and Edward J. Lewis Awards for Illinois Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year will be presented at the conference.
The O’Donnell Award for high school teachers is named for the late Barbara J. O’Donnell, a superb teacher and former director of the Center for Law Justice at Chicago’s Lincoln Park High School.
The Lewis Award is given to an elementary teacher in memory of Edward J. Lewis II, an outstanding teacher and partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block LLP who chaired CRFC’s Lawyer Advisory Committee.
The winners are selected by a CRFC Board committee, and receive a plaque and financial award to support their classroom LRE activities.
To learn more about nominating a teacher, click here.
For More Information Contact:
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
205 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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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