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CRFC's Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

CRFC's Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law,...

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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.

With Liberty and Justice for All?

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.  SameSexMarriagesAheadHorizontalCropped.j 

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.

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2013 Teachers of the YearTOY Recipients

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:

Dee Runaas
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
205 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 663-9057

Have questions about CRFC's Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government? Contact Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

When & Where

Hamburger University & The Hyatt Lodge
2715 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

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Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

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. Founded in 1974, CRFC is an independent 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago.



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