The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
“The Rule of Law and the American Civil War,” a collaboration between the VLF/VBA Rule of Law Project, The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at Montpelier, and The Virginia Law Foundation.
To learn more about being a Collaborative Partner, please visit one of our Partner Involvement Pages:
Virginia Legal Community Partnerships
National/International Legal Community Partnerships
“The rule of law is the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity – it is the predicate for the eradication of poverty, corruption, pandemics, and other threats to civil society.”
-William H. Neukom, Founder and CEO, The World Justice Project
Introducing the rule of law and democratic principles, whether in American classrooms or in emerging democracies, requires a deep understanding of the cultures, history and politics of the participants. To this end, we collaborate with local, state, national and international rule of law advocacy organizations, education associations, non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher learning, departments of education, governmental agencies, bar associations, civic organizations, and others to create special programs, ranging from one day to several days, that best suit the cultural and demographic character of the audience. These specialized, hands-on programs are designed to educate students and adults the world over that “[t]he rule of law is the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity.”