Program Descriptions


  • Join us for the Seminar Series: Current Topics in Law, offered in partnership with OASIS St. Louis.  For Summer 2016, we will offer a special 3-part series on legal history – Missouri’s Role in the Law of Desegregation.  Presented by St. Louis lawyer Thomas E. Wack.

    • Friday, June 17, 2016.  Dred and Harriet Scott – Missouri State Court Cases
    • Friday, August 26, 2016.  Dred and Harriet Scott – Federal Court Cases and the U.S. Supreme Court
    • Friday, September 9, 2016.  Important Missouri Court Cases Affecting Desegregation Law, 1938-1973
    • Click HERE for more information.
  • The Judicial Learning Center and the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse are open to the public, Monday – Friday. Visitors are always welcome.
  • The Judicial Learning Center often hosts touring exhibitions at the courthouse.  Check back for more information.


  • Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Skill Centers.

    • St. Louis – Friday, July 8, 2016. Click HERE.
    • Cape Girardeau – Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Click HERE.

    Courthouse tours are also appropriate for Boy Scouts.

  • Inside Government badge program for Girl Scouts.
    • St. Louis – Thursday, July 14, 2016. Click HERE.

    Courthouse tours are also appropriate for Girl Scouts.


  • Each summer, The Judicial Learning Center hosts a FREE Summer Teacher Institute about the Judicial Branch.

    • St. Louis – Thursday & Friday, July 21-22, 2016. Click HERE.
    • Cape Girardeau – Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  Click HERE.
  • The Judicial Learning Center will have a booth at the FREE Spring Educator Resource Fair in April 2016.  The event will be held at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. All are welcome.



  • The Judicial Learning Center offers CLE programs from time to time.
  • The Danforth-Eagleton Lecture is named in honor of former Senator John Danforth and the late Senator Thomas Eagleton, namesake of the federal courthouse in St. Louis.