Civics Education and Leadership Course
Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership - Civics Education Workshops for the 2021 Spring Semester
Civics Beyond The Classroom Workshop Series
In this noncredit, ten-week workshop series, you will gain firsthand knowledge from members of the judicial branch about our constitution, the court system, immigration, criminal and civil cases, and many more aspects of our government that every citizen should know.
These facilitated live workshops will run from January 25 to April 12, 2021 by local and federal judges.
Registration for this program is now closed.
Civics Beyond the Classroom 2021 Schedule
Presenter: Judge Rufe
Gain an overview of the government's framework. This introduction will include discussion about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, branches of the government and separation of powers.
Presenter: Judge Cheryl Krause and Judge Susan Gantman.
What is the difference between state and federal courts? Explore their varying levels and roles, judicial independence, stare decisis or precedent, and rule of law.
Presenters: Judge Gene E. K. Pratter and an Joe Tucker, Esq.
Gain an understanding of how, why and when citizens file lawsuits against one another through a discrimination case study.
Presenters: Judge Theodore McKee and Judge Teresa Sarmina
When can the government bring a case up against a defendant? Learn about criminal law through a comprehensive look at key cases and principles as well as the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments.
Presenter: Judge Restrepo
Immigration has consistently been a hot-button issue in this country. In this unit, learn about the history of immigration, examine case studies and discover the paths to citizenship.
Presenters: Chief Judge Loret and Judge Wells
The Role of Magistrate Judges
Presenters: J. Baylson
Civil Discourse: Judge Cynthia M. Rufe and Judge Lawrence Stengel (ret.)
How do we engage in conversation with others about the state of our country? Learn about the practice of respectful dialogue to enhance the understanding of an issue.
Presenter: Judge Gerald McHugh
Equality: Are we there yet?
Presenters: Judge Marjorie O. "Midge" Rendell and Judge McKee
What Judges Do; How Judges Decide Cases.