2019 Update


2019 Update: Summer Institute in Civics and Law-Related Education

Get Updated Before School Starts!

August 5-7, 2019

Room 230

Minnesota Judicial Center

St. Paul, MN



Whether it is activities in Washington, DC, criminal investigations,  jury deliberations, diverse perspectives, the role of the media, and the upcoming elections, it all comes down to seeking the truth. 

  • Learn about engaging resources for teaching civics and participate in new interactive teaching materials
  • Share strategies for surviving challenging political environments.
  • Become part of a continuing dialogue on building successful civics and law curricula and classrooms.
  • 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.
  • Engage in conversation and get your questions answered at our annual “Lunch with the Judges”
  • Join us for our Field Trip to Ramsey County District Court

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

Update 2019 Agenda



  • 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.

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Registration Fee (scholarships make it FREE!)

Participants may register for one, two, or three days. Space is limited. Registration fee is $50 per day and includes food, materials, and parking. But full scholarships are available and will be provided at the completion of the instituteMust 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. To pay by check, complete the Registration Form linked above and send check for amount to Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, 2395 University Avenue W, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55114.
  2. To pay by credit card using PayPal’s secure site (you do not need a PayPal account),  select number of days below and click on Buy Now to go to PayPal’s secure site. Once you have paid, the registration form will pop up.

Refunds are possible if cancellation is received before August 2, 2019.