University of Wisconsin–Madison

Judicial Seminars and Community Programs

CSAC regularly collaborates with historical, legal, and civic organizations to provide education on the Founding era and on the Constitution in its historical context. Below is a selected list of topics CSAC staff have presented on in the past. For more information on CSAC’s outreach programs, please contact Tim Moore.

Seminars for Federal and State Judges

  • The Rise of the Independent Judiciary
  • The Great Virginia Triumvirate
  • The Federalist/Antifederalist Debates
  • The Founders and Slavery
  • The Declaration of Independence and the Preamble: Understanding the Founders
  • The Origins of the Bill of Rights

  • How to Pick a Judge: The Appointments of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison
  • The Origins of the Three Branches of the Government
  • The Founders on the Founders
  • Religion in the Early Republic
  • Science and the Founders
  • Death and the Founders

Presentations for Community Groups

  • The Founders and Fame
  • The Founders and Death
  • Washington and Virtue
  • Madison and Jefferson
  • Abigail Adams
  • Religion and the Founders