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Northern District of Texas

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

Northern District of Texas 2020 Summer Teachers Institute

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas will host its second annual Summer Teachers Institute (STI) on July 15-17, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. High school teachers accepted for enrollment will experience collaborative learning, observe live courtroom proceedings, and attend presentations and panel discussions led by federal judges and other legal experts. The curriculum will include the history and structure of the rule of law, the jurisdiction and limited powers of federal courts, civil versus criminal law, the differences between state and federal courts, and the operations of federal courts. Click here to apply.

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

Dates and Time: The program starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15 and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17. A group dinner with a keynote speaker is planned for Thursday, July 16.

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

CPE Hours: 20 (CPE #902-701)

Cost: The STI is provided at no cost to the participants. Lunch will be provided July 15-17, along with dinner on July 16. The STI will reimburse travel (air or car), lodging, and meal expenses for participants outside the DFW area, and parking (up to $22 per day) and mileage expenses for participants within the DFW area.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

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

Questions? Kim Schaefer, CJA Attorney, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, or 214-753-2192