Supreme Court facade Constitution at Play

Bring the U.S. Constitution and the jury system to life for middle school students! These updated lesson plans and student worksheets now support Common Core skills. Justice by the People is an educational program generously sponsored by the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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girl in library Make Your Case

Make Your Case is a courtroom trial simulation in which students control the action as they experience a real courtroom setting. This Teaching Guide will help you incorporate the game into your classroom.

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Err, where do I sign? Historical Jury Timeline

Find out how the jury system as we know it came about—and how different it was in the past! Explore the history of juries from the signing of the Magna Carta to today and trace the American jury system back to its roots

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James Otis James Otis Lecture

The James Otis lecture series educates students about the U.S. Constitution so they will know about and respect the events surrounding this important and historic document.

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Host Your Own Lecture

This toolkit designed for ABOTA members can help you plan your own event.

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Photos (top to bottom): Lady Justice, © Andrey Burmakin/iStockphoto; Supreme Court building, © VisualField/iStockphoto; student, © Lise Gagne/iStockphoto, and courtroom background, © Frances Twitty/iStockphoto; signing the Magna Carta, © The Granger Collection, NYC; James Otis portrait, © The New York Public Library; parchment scroll (at right), © Raman Maisei/iStockphoto.