Summer Institute

The Missouri Bar’s Summer Institute for Educators has become our premiere citizenship education event. The participants’ evaluations consistently rank this event as an outstanding educational event. This year’s event on the Fourth Amendment promises to be as interesting and stimulating as the previous institutes.

The Missouri Bar 2015 Summer Institute

Do students have Fourth Amendment protections at school?

Has technology redefined “an expectation of privacy?”

 June 29-July 1, 2015

Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri

Come join us for our 15th Annual Summer Institute and come away with a greater understanding of the law and with creative and dynamic ways to teach constitutional law to your students.

  • Our 2015 scholar is Professor Frank Bowman of the University of Missouri School of Law. Bowman was a huge hit with teachers at the 2014 Law Forum.
  •  We are extremely lucky to have Nisa Chavkin, executive director of the highly acclaimed Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago. Chavkin provides amazing pedagogy.

Who can come? Middle and high school government, history and civics teachers.

WHAT IS THE COST? Nothing. All expenses, including meals, travel and lodging are paid. Each participant has his/her own room.

HOW DO I APPLY? Apply Online  For more information, call 573-638-2250 or email Becky Libbert or Millie Aulbur, Director of Citizenship Education for the Missouri Bar.

Comments from 2014 Summer Institute:

  • Exceptional speakers! I feel that I could listen to each for a solid week.
  • The speakers were amazing.
  • Lots of great tools to use in class. Very informative.


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