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Justice Teaching Institute

The Justice Institute (JTI) subcommittee is chaired by Joe Austin and is designed as a 2 ½ day program for 20 middle and high school social studies and language arts teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy of justice, the Second Amendment as well as NC gun laws and rights.

The 2013 Justice Teaching Institute was held at
 Trinity Center in Salter Path, NC on Thursday, August 1st - Saturday, August 3rd.

Twenty-one N.C. Middle & High School
Social Studies & Language Arts Teachers attended the program.
Instruction and activities included Locke & Hobbes, the Wild West, 2nd Amendment, Castel Doctrine, Stand Your Ground Laws and NC gun laws.

Teachers joined us on August 1st - 3rd at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. VIEW the article and photo.
  • Room and Board as well as materials, resources and other supplies provided.
  • CEU’s
Follow-up Resource:
February One: the Story of the Greensboro Four - Teacher's Guide

View the JTI FLYER that includes additional details.
Learn more about JTI from the article and video highlights from the 2011 event.

The 2011 Justice Teaching Institute's theme"Teaching Civility in an Uncivilied Environment" was held in Edenton, NC on August 1 - 3, and focused on civility in a politically diverse country that operates under the rule of law. Our modern court system protects us from vigilante justice and random verdicts based upon the whim of a monarchy or dictator.
Highlights of the program included participation in a Moot Court activity in the Chowan County Courthouse in operation since 1767, the oldest operating courthouse in the nation; training in conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration techniques in a variety of situations.  In addition, participants toured Edenton and other historic places of interest in the northeastern region. 

Access the article and video highlights.