UPDATE 2016: Summer Institute in Civics and Law-Related Education


Get Updated Before School Starts!

Resources and more!

Resources and more!


Learn more about the NEW civics test!

Learn more about the NEW civics test!

Room 230

Minnesota Judicial Center

St. Paul, Minnesota


Agenda (draft)


  • It has been an interesting year for the Supreme Court! Build your knowledge of the Constitution and the Supreme Court by analyzing this year’s significant  U.S. Supreme Court decisions  as well as Minnesota cases.
  • Learn about legislative changes that impact your students including the civics test.
  • Learn about new resources for teaching elections, politics, current issues
  • Participate in new interactive teaching materials
  • Engage in conversation and get your questions answered at our annual “Lunch with the Judges”

    Update 2015 Lunch with Judges 2

    Chief Justice Gildea welcomes Update Teachers and Appellate Judges to Annual Luncheon.

  • FIELD TRIP to the NEW Minnesota Senate Building!



  • Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
  • Minnesota Judicial System

This Institute is made possible in part with grants from the Legacy Amendment-Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund-Civic Education and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Registration Fee

Participants may register for one, two, or three days. Space is limited. Registration fee is $50 per day and includes food and materials. Full scholarships are available and will be provided at the completion of the institute. Must be registered and prepaid to receive scholarship.  Please indicate that you are applying for a scholarship on the registration form. For more information, contact jbloom@teachingcivics.org.

Registration Form

  1. First complete the registration form. Then return here for payment information.
  2. To pay by PayPal,  return here after registering to select number of days below and click on Buy Now to go to PayPal’s secure site.
  3. To pay by check, after registering, send check for amount to Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, 2395 University Avenue W, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55114.

Refunds are possible if cancellation is received before August 1, 2016.