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 to attend a professional development event that is all about you sitting back and learning more about content rather than about testing or how to motivate students? Do you want the opportunity to interact with law professors in a totally non-intimidating setting? Do you enjoy networking with other teachers? If you answer YES to any of these questions, then The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education’s Law Forum for Educators is for you.

The Second Annual Law Forum for Educators 2015

University of Missouri School of Law

June 22-23, 2015

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Created and sponsored by The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program and the University of Missouri School of Law.


How do I teach the issues surrounding the events in Ferguson—grand juries, freedom of speech and use of force by law enforcement?

How can I enhance my knowledge of the law and the constitution to teach my government classes?

Come to the Law Forum for Educators! We will begin with a noon luncheon at the law school on Monday, June 22 and conclude by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.

Who can come? Teachers in Missouri’s public, private and parochial schools. The first 35 teachers to register will be accepted.

What is the cost?  Not a penny. Lodging and meals provided, mileage reimbursed and no fee for the forum.

How do I apply?  Apply online here. For more information, call 573-638-2250 or email Becky Libbert or Tony Simones, Director of Citizenship Education for the Missouri Bar.

Comments from 2014 attendees:

  • Thank you for the valuable experience. I will be able to take and use much of this information in future classroom lessons.
  • I have learned so much this week. Thank you.
  • This was awesome!!! Please do it again.
  • This program was wonderful! Five college lectures with no paper – no quiz – free food. Life doesn’t get much better. Thank you.

2015 Course Materials

2015 Course Materials

The focus of this year’s event is how to teach issues surrounding the events in Ferguson, Mo. Attendees and law professors will discuss a variety of issues including grand juries, freedom of speech and use of force by law enforcement.

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