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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Continuing Professional Education Opportunity for High School Teachers - Northern District of Texas 2019 Summer Teachers Institute

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas will host its inaugural Summer Teachers Institute (STI) June 24-26, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.  Several federal courts around the country hold similar programs, with the overall goal of providing educational content that helps teachers strengthen student knowledge of the role and operations of federal courts.  Through faculty presentations and panel discussions led by federal judges and other legal experts, observation of live court proceedings, and collaborative learning, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the history and structure of the rule of law, the jurisdiction and limited powers of federal courts, federal civil and criminal law, the differences between state and federal courts, and the operations of federal courts. Click here to apply.

Note: If you are having trouble downloading the application, please notify Gari Gonzalez using the contact information listed below.


Eligible Applicants: High school teachers in the geographic boundary of the Northern District of Texas* who teach civics, government, history, or law/criminal justice.

CPE Hours: 20 (CPE #902-701)

Dates and Time: The program starts at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 24 and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. A group dinner with a keynote speaker is planned for Tuesday, June 25.

Location: Earle Cabell Federal Building, 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, 75242.

Cost: The STI is provided at no cost to the participants. Lunch will be provided June 24-26, along with dinner on June 25. The STI will reimburse travel (air or car), lodging, and meal expenses for participants outside the DFW area, and parking (up to $10 per day) and mileage expenses for participants within the DFW area.

Selection: The Court will accept up to 30 participants for this program. Applicants will be selected based on geographic diversity within the district.

Questions? Gari Gonzalez, Legal Analyst, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, or 214-753-2651

*Click here for the Northern District of Texas geographic boundary.