The Open Doors to Federal Courts Program of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is once again proud to present an academic program in high school classrooms in several of our area's public school districts. Past programs in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington Public School Districts have discussed the case and lives of Dred and Harriet Scott, and the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall. This year's exciting program is on the "Second Founding"; Sesquicentennial of the Reconstruction Amendments to the Constitution. It is scheduled to occur in April 2016.
As in past years, this year's program will include classroom visits that will involve a brief academic presentation about the 13tth, 14th and 15th Amendments, followed by volunteer judges, attorneys and probation officers who will speak about their careers and answer questions from students. We need volunteers, especially with strong representation from the Affinity Bar Associations, who would be willing to offer the generosity of their time and talents to go into our public school classrooms as part of this effort.
For more information about this program and the volunteer recruitment/orientation meeting, please contact the chambers of U.S.
Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel at (612) 664-5110.