On February 12-13,
the Courts, along with a
number of other sponsors,
hosted a Street Law
Teacher Workshop at the
Eagleton Courthouse in
Street Law has offered
high quality professional
development workshops to
teachers for more than two
decades. The flagship program is
a six-day institute in Washington
D.C. each summer that brings teachers together from
across the country to learn about the Supreme Court.
With local support, Street Law was able to bring the
workshop to 35 Missouri and Illinois teachers who
might not otherwise have been able to attend.
The two-day intensive workshop was held at the
Eagleton Courthouse and jointly sponsored by the
U.S. District Court, the Judicial Learning Center,
the Federal Practice Memorial Trust, the Missouri
Bar Office of Citizenship Education, and the Bar
Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. The 2018
program was the third annual Street Law event held
in St. Louis.
Participating speakers included U.S. District Judge
Audrey G. Fleissig, U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White,
Assistant Federal Public Defender Robert Wolfrum,
and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gwendolyn Carroll.
Over the course of two days, the teachers learned
content and related classroom activities dealing
with structure and function of the U.S. Courts,
constitutional controversies, and landmark U.S.
Supreme Court cases. The workshop culminated in an
interactive moot court during which the teachers act
as justices and attorneys and learn how to re-create a
moot court with their students.
One of the highlights of the program was the
teacher luncheon on day 1. Invited to have informal
conversations over lunch were former appellate and
U.S. Supreme Court clerks. A total of seven local
attorneys participated in the luncheon, including
Michael Gans, Clerk of the Eighth Circuit, and Julie
Tang, Eighth Circuit Staff Attorney, as well as several
other former Eighth Circuit law clerks.
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