Justice Teaching Institute to host 23 Wisconsin teachers
Madison, Wisconsin - February 26, 2007
| Twenty-three middle school and high school teachers from around Wisconsin have been chosen to participate in the state’s eighth annual Justice Teaching Institute to be held Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3, in Madison (see below for list of participants).
The intensive, three-day program gives educators a variety of new tools for teaching about the courts and the justice system in a way that is relevant and interesting to their students.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices N. Patrick Crooks and Louis B. Butler Jr. will teach at the Institute along with Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Ralph M. Ramirez. Members of the Supreme Court will join State Bar executives and UW faculty members in welcoming the teachers to Madison at a Thursday evening reception.
The faculty also includes: University of Wisconsin Professor Diana Hess, who regularly teaches at a similar institute at the U.S. Supreme Court; Lee Arbetman, a national expert on civic education from Washington, D.C. and director of U.S. programs for Street Law, Inc., a group whose textbooks are used in many Wisconsin schools; Municipal Court Judges Derek Mosley and Thomas J. Alisankus; Court of Appeals Staff Atty. Ron Hofer, an internationally known speaker and educator, and Supreme Court Commissioner Julie A. Rich; Appellate Public Defender Ellen Henak; and many others.
The Institute is a joint effort of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Law-Related Education Committee, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the University of Wisconsin Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Wisconsin Law Foundation, and the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.
Debora Gil R. Casado
Janet M. Tuccinardi
Cindy A. Schepp
Eau Claire County:
Fond du Lac County:
Eugene P. Graham, Jr.
For more information contact:
Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks
Supreme Court Justice Louis B. Butler Jr.
Circuit Court Judge Ralph M. Ramirez