Civics Education

Teaching Civility Through Civics

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

To help dispel misguided notions about the judiciary and to create stronger connections between communities and courts, many judges are developing and leading civic education programs that bring students into […]

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Justice O’Connor Named 2024 Bolch Prize Recipient

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

PICTURED ABOVE: Justice O’Connor speaking to law students at the University of Texas in 1985. (© Bob Daemmrich/Alamy.com) The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been named the […]

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Fostering a Culture of Civility in the Law

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Vol. 107 No. 3 (2024) | Justitia

In November 2023, all first-year Duke Law students (about 240) participated in a two-and-a-half hour Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions (CD3) program as part of the school’s professionalism initiative. Students, facilitators, attorneys, […]

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Helping Jurors Understand Their Role in “Liberty and Justice for All”

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Vol. 107 No. 1 (2023) | Toward Fairer, Quicker, Cheaper Litigation

A new video aims to help jurors understand their work as an essential part of our democracy. The five-minute video, “Liberty and Justice for All,” was funded by the ABOTA Foundation […]

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Unique Civic Education Program Aims to Teach Young People About Courts and Civility

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Judicature International (2023) | An online-only publication

Portrayals of the courts in popular culture often don’t provide a full or accurate picture of how court systems and judges work. Yet they can significantly influence the public’s understanding […]

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Losing Faith: Why Public Trust in the Judiciary Matters

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Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

What can judges do about America’s declining trust in public institutions?

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David F. Levi

Declining Confidence in the Judiciary

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Vol. 106 No. 2 (2022) | Losing faith?

The most recent Gallup polls show a striking loss of confidence by Americans in the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary more generally. Administered in June 2022, the poll showed Americans’ […]

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When can judges engage in political activity?

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Vol. 99 No. 2 (2015) | The Mass-Tort MDL Vortex

When can judges serve on commissions or engage in political activity? Many provisions in the code of judicial conduct refer to “the law, the legal system, or the administration of […]

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Remembering Judge Robert A. Katzmann

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Vol. 106 No. 1 (2022) | Necessarily Engaged

A scholar, a citizen, a colleague by DEBRA A. LIVINGSTON, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit The following remarks were delivered at Judge Katzmann’s memorial service in […]

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Civics Education Resources

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Vol. 106 No. 1 (2022) | Necessarily Engaged

Here are just a few of the many civics education resources mentioned in this edition of Judicature.

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