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The Supreme Court and My Hometown

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The Supreme Court and My Hometown is an immersive, in-person civics education program for high school students. Each program is sponsored and supported by the local federal court in partnership with the Supreme Court Historical Society.

During Hometowns, students will:

  • Study a Supreme Court case* that originated in the their hometown
  • Engage with the case’s Constitutional questions and procedural history
  • Examine how the Judicial Branch interacts with the other two branches of government
  • Create a capstone project to promote increased understanding about the case
  • Learn from legal mentors, professors, and historians

*As a historical society, the Society only uses historical cases that do not involve a sitting member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Program Goals

The Society recognizes that classroom time is limited, and educators would be challenged to incorporate such an enhanced and intense study for their students on top of their required curriculum. Hometowns seeks to:

  • Respond to students’ desire for more in-depth, experiential, and locally related learning
  • Develop students’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities as active citizens
  • Encourage students to interact with their local government and community
  • Make the Supreme Court and its history more accessible

To apply for Hometowns, students must:

  • Be a current or rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grader
  • Be able to attend all sessions in-person
Upcoming Programs
Completed Programs

Applications for the summer programs are due on June 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM EST.

Please be sure your Academic Letter of Reference is also submitted to by that time as well! Good Luck!

Interested in bringing the Supreme Court and My Hometown to your hometown? Email

United States District Court / Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court / Southern District of Indiana