Programs

Educational Programs

The Missouri Bar, through the support of its members and with exceptional support from The Missouri Bar Foundation, provides extensive support for classroom learning about the law, the legal system, and the courts. From lesson plans to teacher workshops, The Missouri Bar is committed to helping teachers throughout Missouri understand and explain the law. The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education program will come to public, private and parochial schools to do an in-service for teachers on a variety of law related education, civics and government topics. One of the most popular programs is an in-service on how to effectively prepare students for the end-of-course test in American Government. The workshops are offered at no costs.

We the People: Citizen and Constitution

We the People: Citizen and Constitution

The Missouri Bar serves as the state coordinator for We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, a nationally acclaimed constitutional study program for students in Grades 4-12 that promotes an understanding of the history and philosophy of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and an understanding of democracy and its institutions. Although there is no longer federal funding for the program, The Missouri Bar, through the generosity of the Young Lawyers Section of The Missouri Bar and The Missouri Bar Foundation, continues to support the program.

Summer Institute

This program is for secondary American history, American government and civics teachers in Missouri’s public, private and parochial schools. All expenses, including meals, travel and lodging are paid by The Missouri Bar.

Summer Institute
Law Forum for Educators

Law Forum for Educators

Do you teach law, civics or government? Do you sometimes wish you knew a little more about the law? Do you find the law fascinating? Would you like to be able to help your students evaluate media reports about legal issues in the news? Do you want the opportunity to interact with law professors in a totally non-intimidating setting? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then join us at the Law School Forum for Teachers. 

James Madison Legacy Project

The Missouri Bar is the state coordinator for the James Madison Legacy Project, a three-year nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that will (1) increase the number of highly effective teachers of high-need students through the professional development of 2,025 teachers, (2) increase the achievement of at least 202,500 students in attaining state standards in civics and government, (3) serve the self-identified professional development needs of a minimum of more than 500 participating schools with significant concentrations of high-need students throughout the United States and (4) evaluate the relative effectiveness of the Center’s research-validated traditional We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution professional development model enhanced with online resources and a new blended-learning variation of the traditional model that also uses online resources.

James Madison Legacy Project
Additional Outside Opportunities

Additional Outside Opportunities

In addition to The Missouri Bar’s numerous  programs for educators, we recommend the following outside opportunities located around the nation.

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