On October 17-18, 2013, 19 history, government, and social studies teachers from across the state will gather in Bismarck to participate in the Fifth North Dakota Justices Teaching Institute: “The Constitution and Judicial Decision-Making.”
The North Dakota Supreme Court has developed this public outreach program to foster a better civic understanding of the role of the courts, how they work, and how they make decisions. The Institute will enable teachers to teach others with confidence about the nature, history, structure, function, and processes of the courts and the legal system.
The Institute will be facilitated by the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, the Honorable Mary Muehlen Maring, the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, and the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers.
With Supreme Court justices as their guides through the ensuing day-and-a-half program of academic and clinical experiences, the teachers will explore the judicial system and the criminal court process in the context of preparing for the Institute's final application – a mock oral argument. The teachers will serve as justices and decide a Fourth Amendment constitutional question argued by Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Byers and Attorney Robin Huseby of the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents.
For more information, contact:
The Honorable Mary Muehlen Maring
North Dakota Supreme Court
600 E. Boulevard
Bismarck, N.D. 58505
October 9, 2013