Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Public History and
2011 Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
Courts in the Classroom (CITC) is the educational outreach program of the Indiana Supreme Court. CITC's primary objective is to help educators, students, historians, and interested citizens learn more about the history and operation of Indiana's judicial branch. Besides curriculum materials, the program also offers five interactive fieldtrips for students each school year and a two-week summer teacher workshop.
The project's website provides teachers and the general public with access to a multitude of lesson plans, scripts, historical documents, archive and live links to webcasts of oral arguments, a searchable database of webcasts, and other resources to help teach about the judiciary.
CITC programming has won recognition from a wide variety of national and regional organizations for its work in developing programming about Indiana's courts. Recent recognitions include the ABA's 2009 Law Day award, the 2010 Indiana Bar Foundation Law-Related Education award, and the 2011 National Council on Public History's Outstanding Public History Project award.
In addition, CITC provides numerous Continuing Legal Education lectures each year on topics related to Indiana's legal history. The bulk of our programming, however, is developed with K-12 teachers and students in mind.