Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education


The Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) has for many years conducted the annual Louisiana Summer Institute, a two-to-seven day short course for social studies teachers from throughout the state.  Participants receive training in interactive teaching strategies that enhance their existing law related curriculum and activities.  Educators receive practical assistance, lesson plans, and in-depth instruction from a distinguished faculty including members of the Bench and Bar.

Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball, a staunch supporter of  the LCLCE,  paved the way for the Center to create programs that are meaningful and useful to hundreds of educators throughout the state. With Chief Justice Kimball's support, the LCLCE programs have reached a level of excellence that has earned the Center national recognition as a leader in civic and law-related education. In October of 2012, the Louisiana District Judges Association, with the desire to continue Chief Justice Kimball's commitment to civic education in Louisiana, partnered with the LCLCE to create a sustaining endowment fund. The purpose of this fund is to perpetuate the existence of civic education and to promote the practical understanding of and respect for the law in Louisiana. In recognition of Chief Justice Kimball's support of the Louisiana  Summer Institute and acknowledging the Louisiana District Judges Association's creation of the endowment  fund, the LCLCE renamed the program, The Justice Catherine D. Kimball Summer Institute.

Contributions to insure the continuance of The Justice Catherine D. Kimball Summer Institute are greatly appreciated. The LCLCE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Checks are payable to The Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education and can be mailed to 601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Information and photos of  previous Summer Institute programs can be viewed here.


  • George B. Dean, Jr.
  • Kimberly Jones in memory of Aline Nobile Thompson
  • Loretta Larsen
  • Louisiana City Judges Association
  • Louisiana District Judges Association

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Justice Catherine D. Kimball

Summer Institute