Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Public History and
2011 Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
The Indiana Supreme Court, in partnership with the Indiana Bar Foundation, will offer a workshop on June 13 - 23 from 8:00am - 12:30pm. June 24th will be set aside for completion of the final project.
This hands-on workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the daily operation of Indiana's various courts and to provide resources for use in teaching about the courts and the law.
Possible trips include visits to a juvenile court, a small claims court, a traffic court, and the women's prison. Other activities include a research session in the law library, an appellate oral argument, and question and answer sessions with trial court judges, prosecutors, and public defenders to name a few.
For more information or registration, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, Assistant to the Chief Justice for Court History and Public Education, at elizabeth.osborn@courts.IN.gov or 317-232-2550.
The Indiana Supreme Court will provide a stipend of $50 to the first 20 registrants. The stipend will be paid directly to the participants on the last day of the workshop. Assistance with travel costs for those outside Indianapolis may be available.
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