Other Teacher Resources

Arkansas Judiciary

Stay up to date with the latest announcements, Supreme Court Opinions, Court of Appeals Opinions, and Professional Conduct Opinions found on the Arkansas Judiciary website. Visit additional links for educators recommended by a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court.


Federal Courts

The federal courts have lesson plans about the federal judicial system that teachers may use for free. Access the online educational resources. It also may be useful to conduct one or more basic lessons, perhaps with the help of a judge or court employee, while the students visit the court. If you choose to conduct a lesson while at the court, talk to the judge or other court employee beforehand to make sure that they understand their roles in the learning process.


Law Day and Planning Guide

Local courthouses celebrate with mock trials, tours, legal advice booths, and other activities. The American Bar Association has resources available to include a law day planning guide and additional Information on law day art, law day events, and a law day store. Teachers may want to access the guide to connect with the Law Day. The guide also provides speaking points on various areas of the law, information on how to set up essay contests, and order forms for publications.

The guide can be found by visiting the ABA Division for Public Education and clicking "Law Day".


Supreme Court Institute

Street Law, Inc. The Supreme Court Institute held in Washington, DC each year includes six stimulating days on Capitol Hill and inside the US Supreme Court. The Institute also includes an opportunity to hear the Justices announce final decisions of the term - from a seat In the Courtroom, question prominent Supreme Court litigators about the Court's inner workings, debate the leading cases of that year's term, discuss "Media Coverage of the Supreme Court" with a newspaper report, question key Senate Judiciary Committee staffers, develop lessons on the Supreme Court to use in your classroom, attend a private reception at the Court, and conduct a moot court of a key case being decided in the current term with the assistance of lawyers involved in the case. Participants who conduct training for other teachers after returning from the Institute are eligible to receive a stipend of $200.