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Andrew Koppelman will Keynote 2013 Conference!
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago is pleased to announce that Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, will keynote the 24th Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government.
Complementing this year’s theme, “With Liberty and Justice for All?”, Professor Koppelman will discuss his latest book, The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform (Oxford University Press, 2013). The audience will walk away with a deeper understanding of the Constitutional issues fueling one of the most intense legal battles ever waged over U.S. social welfare policy.
Koppelman's book will be available to attendees at a discounted price.
Is America’s experiment in self-government really working? CRFC’s 24th Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government (formerly the Illinois Law-Related Education Conference) will examine this question on November 1, 2013. This year’s theme, “With Liberty and Justice for All?” will focus on current constitutional issues that challenge American democracy.
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. This year, we are lucky to also have Illinois Solicitor General and former law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Michael Scodro, present an inside look at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 2013 Conference addresses the tensions that define modern American life. It offers resources dealing with current challenges to individual liberties, the criminal justice system, the electoral system, and fundamental democratic institutions. It is an excellent opportunity for Midwestern educators to share experiences, best practices, strategies, and curriculum; and join in a broader conversation about how can help fulfill the democratic vision.
The 2013 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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