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Justice Teaching Center for Civic Learning

State and national surveys document how little Americans know about our government, the Constitution, and our justice system. We want to change that. The Justice Teaching Center for Civic Learning at Florida Southern College provides access to research; quality, law-focused, civic education partnerships with members of the legal and judicial communities; engaging, nonpartisan, standards-based lessons for classroom use; civics and law academic competitions; high-impact civic learning professional development; and a wide range of interactive programs and instructional resources.

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About Justice TeachingTM

State and national surveys document how little Americans know about our government, the Constitution, and our justice system. We want to change that.

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K-12 Lessons and Featured Lessons

We offer many law-focused lessons and activities aligned with Florida state standards in civics and government for elementary and secondary classrooms.

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Learn how the Justice Teaching partnerships work and how to sign up.  We invite teachers, attorneys, and judges to sign up here and get started.

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Our Justice TeachingTM training prepares attorneys and judges to engage with students of all ages in the classroom.  We also offer professional development opportunities for civics, government, and law teachers.

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Adult and Higher Education Lessons

Learn more about civic and law-related education resources that are available to use with college students and adult education programs.

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Other Programs

Teachers and resource persons, learn how to supplement your classroom practices with engaging civic learning experiences, simulations, and law-related education competitions.

  • Project Citizen
  • High School and Middle School Mock Trial Programs
  • Florida Law Honor Society
  • Constitutional Education Program and Competition

Reporting Form: Volunteers tell us about your classroom visits and partnership progress.

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Justice TeachingTM has now relocated to Florida Southern College and is a program of the Justice Teaching Center for Civic Learning. It no longer is affiliated with or sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court, the Office of the State Courts Administrator, or Florida State Courts System.

Questions? Contact

For further information on the Justice Teaching partnerships or other Center programs and academic competitions, contact us today at

Annette Boyd Pitts

Director of Justice Teaching Center for Civic Learning

R. Fred Lewis

Eminent Professor of Law and Letters,
Justice Supreme Court of Florida (retired)