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Summer Institute Schedule

The First Amendment and 21st Century America:
Summer Institute Schedule

Group of teachers attending a Rendell Center InstituteDAY 1 – Sunday

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Arrival and Check in

7:00 p.m. Opening Dinner at Hilton Penn’s Landing (complimentary from The Rendell Center)

8:00 p.m. Welcome & Orientation (Dr. Bruce Murphy and Sally Flaherty)

 

DAY 2 – Monday

8:30 a.m. Application in the Classroom (Sally Flaherty, Social Studies Content Advisor – Commonwealth of PA)

9:00 a.m. Tour National Constitution Center

10:00 a.m.  “The Recreation of the First Amendment”  (Akhil Reed Amar – invited, Yale Law School)

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. “The Recreation of the First Amendment” (Akhil Reed Amar – invited, Yale Law School)

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 p.m. “Analyzing the Life Cycle of the Supreme Court’s Interpretation Of the First Amendment” (Bruce Allen Murphy, Lafayette College)

3:00 p.m. Application in the Classroom- Interactive Constitution (Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center)

5:00 p.m. Free Evening

 

DAY 3 – Tuesday

8:00 a.m. Application in the Classroom (Sally Flaherty)

8:30 a.m. Interactive Constitution Workshop (Mike Adams, National Constitution Center)

9:30 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. “Freedom of Speech from Justices Holmes to Gorsuch” (Bruce Allen Murphy, Lafayette College)

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00  p.m. “The Founders’ First Amendment Vision and Speaking Freely on College Campuses” (Keith Whittington – invited, Princeton University)

3:45 p.m. Tour Historic Philadelphia

Independence Hall
Liberty Bell
Franklin Court 
Congress Hall
Carpenters Hall

 

DAY 4 – Wednesday

8:30 a.m. Application in the Classroom (Sally Flaherty)

9:00 a.m. “Freedom of Religion from Justice Holmes to Gorsuch” (Bruce Allen Murphy, Lafayette College)

10:30 a.m.  “Unenumerated Rights Versus the First Amendment” (Helena Silverstein, Lafayette College)

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m. “Freedom of Religion and the Constitution in America” (Graham Lee, St. Joseph’s University)

2:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. “Judges on Judicial Independence”

5:00 p.m. Free Evening

 

DAY 5 – Thursday

8:15 a.m. Application in the Classroom (Sally Flaherty)

9:00 a.m. “Freedom of the Press and Fake News in America” (Kathleen Hall Jamieson – invited, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania)

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. “Regulating Speech during Perilous Times” (Geoffrey Stone – invited, University of Chicago Law School)

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m.  Mock Trial – Federal Court House (David Trevaskis)

3:30 p.m.  Tour Museum of the American Revolution

6:00 p.m.  Free Time

 

DAY 6 – Friday

9:00 a.m. “The Freedom of the Press from Justices Holmes to Gorsuch” (Bruce Allen Murphy, Lafayette College)

10:15 a.m. Taking It Back to the Classroom (Sally Flaherty)

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00p.m. “Great Rivalries on the Supreme Court and the First Amendment” (Jeffrey Rosen – invited, National Constitution Center)

3:00 p.m.“You be the Judge” (Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, Bruce Allen Murphy, Graham Lee)

5:00 p.m. Free time

6:00 p.m. Dinner at City Tavern and Independence After Hours (complimentary from The Rendell Center)

 

DAY 7 – Saturday (Sessions will be held at the Hilton Penn’s Landing)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. “Take It Back to the Classroom” Wrap-up Session (Sally Flaherty)

10:00 a.m. “First Amendment” Wrap-up Session (Bruce Allen Murphy, Lafayette College)

12:00 p.m. Departures

 

SCHEDULE

APPLICATION & ELIGIBILITY

STIPEND & EXPECTATIONS

DIRECTORS, FACULTY & STAFF

ACCOMMODATIONS & LOGISTICS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS

CONTACT

For additional information, contact Beth Specker, Executive Director:

P: 215-746-6336

E: bspecker@rendellcenter.org

 

Additional information coming in the months ahead!

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