Democracy in Action Academy

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Registration is underway for the 2018 Democracy in Action Academy for high school students. Professor Laurie Kubicek will lead the summer academy at Sacramento State July 9 – July 13, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. She is a criminal justice professor, a member of the State Bar of California and the author of Crime in California: A Case Reader in California Law, which offers a well-balanced approach to teaching California criminal law.

For registration information, please visit the Summer Academies web page.

Check out the slideshow, above, of the 2017 Democracy in Action Academy. Here are some of the highlights:

The 2017 Democracy in Action Academy welcomed a high profile visitor. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye began her career as a prosecutor in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and as a judge on the Sacramento Superior Court bench.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl led the academy for a third year, sharing her experience in the judicial branch. In addition to the visit with Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, students sat down with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to share the issues they care about and toured the State Capitol for a closer look at the legislative branch.

The Democracy in Action Academy will take high school students through the three branches of government and at the end of the week-long academy, students give presentations on topics like civic responsibility and social justice.