Equal Justice Under Law is a constitutional issue and public policy program for Illinois High School Students designed to enhance students' understanding of a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case and related public policy questions. In their classes, students examine case facts, review the constitutional issue, consider the arguments they find persuasive, and analyze a related law or public policy using Constitutional Democracy Project's curriculum materials. This conference brings students together to deliberate the constitutional issue and discuss policy applications with peers from a variety of school settings. This year's case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York, a major Second Amendment case that centers on whether the Constitution guarantees the right to carry guns outside the home.
The pre-conference workshop will be help virtually on zoom in October.