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The Supreme Court and My Hometown

An enrichment program for high school students, presented by the Supreme Court Historical Society.  Locally hosted by the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of appeals, the U.S. District Court Eastern Missouri, the Federal Bar Association St. Louis Chapterand the Judicial Learning Center in St. Louis

Interested high school students who will be in grades 10-12 next year are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to delve into the inner workings of the federal judiciary and the Supreme Court of the United States, through the lens of a landmark case originating in the St. Louis area: Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988).

Dates and additional details are available on the application page, which is found on the website of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Application and one Academic Letter of Reference must be submitted by June 2, 2023 to be considered.  Spots are limited!  Apply today!

Benefits of Participation: Students who fully participate in the program will receive the following benefits:

  • Supreme Court Historical Society Scholar Certificate
  • Supreme Court Historical Society Gift Bag
  • Mentoring from and networking with St. Louis area Legal Professionals and Scholars
  • Recognition for work on the Community Exhibit in the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
  • Valuable legal research and skills experience
  • Behind the scenes look at a federal courthouse


Contact Nicole Maffei, Director of Civics Education, Supreme Court Historical Society