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High School Teachers: Free Judicial Institute at Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in collaboration with the Seattle University School of Law is offering high school teachers a unique opportunity to learn about the U.S. Constitution, federal judiciary, and federal issues such as immigration, federal sentencing law, and civil rights. Judges who hear the cases you read about in the news will be faculty along with long-term law related education expert Margaret Fisher to help translate this content into lessons immediately usable in the classroom

Eligible applicants: Thirty high school teachers teaching in any of 19 western counties of Washington
Dates: June 27, 28, and 29, 2012
Location: U.S. District Court, 700 Stewart St., 19th floor, Seattle, WA 98101
Clock hours pending, credit hours paid by teacher
Cost of training: No charge, meals parking, mileage, and hotel rooms provided
Registration due by May 1, 2012; Print form below
Selection notification May 8, 2012
More information: Margaret Fisher,

Judicial Institute for High School Teachers
June 27-29, 2012

Sponsored by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
and the Seattle University School of Law

The United States District Court, Western District of Washington, in conjunction with the Seattle
University School of Law, is offering a 2.5-day Judicial Institute for high school teachers in
counties* in the Western District of Washington.

The Judicial Institute will be held in Seattle, Washington starting at 1:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, June 27 and running through 5 p.m. Friday, June 29.

Travel expenses (hotel, food, mileage) will be paid for teachers traveling to Seattle. There is no
fee for the Institute; however, the Court does not cover the expense for substitute teachers or for
the cost of clock hours.

The number of high school teachers who participate is limited to thirty in order to accommodate
more interaction with the presenters. We will make selections based on timeliness of the
registration and geographic diversity.

Please apply early and send your completed application no later than May 1, 2012 to:

Margaret E. Fisher
Seattle University School of Law
P. O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122 or send by email to: 

Selections will be notified by email no later than May 8, 2012.

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________                                                                          

Home Mailing Address:   ____________________________________________City:  ____________________ , WA Zip:   ________

Phone Numbers: Work  __________________________________ Home ____________________Cell   ________________________
Personal Email Address:  _________________________________________________________________________________________                   

Name of High School:___________________________________School Dist./Employer:    _________________________________        

School Address:   _________________________________________________________________________________________________

County ______________________________City: ______________________ , WA Zip:   ________________
Work Email Address:    _____________________________________________________________________
Washington Teaching License #     _________________________________________________________

Please secure a statement of support from your immediate supervisor or other school administrator; and

Provide a brief statement of intent – no more than 300 words – as to how you will use the High School Judicial Institute experience in your teaching assignment and share your experience with teaching colleagues.

By submitting this application, I certify that I will commit to attending all 2.5 days of the Judicial Institute for High School Teachers.

Thank you. If you have questions, please email Margaret Fisher at .


*Counties in the Western District of Washington are: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island,
Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish,
Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom.


Posted: April 23, 2012 - 1:47pm

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