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Justice Teaching Institute

The Justice Teaching Institute (JTI) is designed around the common core standards as a 2½-day program focused on a specific theme. The biannual program is open to 20 middle and high school social studies and language arts teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy of justice.

The 2017 Justice Teaching Institute will be held on Aug 2-4 at the Trinity Center, Salter Path, N.C. Participants received free room, board, CEUs, and materials sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.

If you would like to sign-up to attend the 2017 JTI send RSVP Diane Wright dwright@ncbar.org.

Past Justice Teaching Institutes
The 2013 & 2015 Justice Teaching Institute were held at the Trinity Center in Salter Path, N.C., to help teachers gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy of justice, the Second Amendment as well as N.C. gun laws and rights.

Instruction and activities included Locke & Hobbes, the Wild West, 2nd Amendment, Castel Doctrine, Stand Your Ground Laws and N.C. gun laws. Twenty-one N.C. middle and high school social studies and language arts teachers attended the program.

The video is from the 2011 Justice Teaching Institute, “Teaching Civility in an Uncivilized Environment,” was held in Edenton, N.C., and focused on civility in a politically diverse country that operates under the rule of law. Our modern court system protects us from vigilante justice and random verdicts based upon the whim of a monarchy or dictator.

Highlights of the program included participation in a moot court activity in the Chowan County Courthouse, in operation since 1767, the oldest operating courthouse in the nation; training in conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration techniques in a variety of situations. In addition, participants toured Edenton and other historic places of interest in northeastern N.C.