The ABA's Dialogue series is designed to stimulate conversations about the law and its role in society. Often facilitated by a lawyer or judge, these conversations are intended to take place in high school classrooms or community settings. Each dialogue booklet contains background information, focus questions, and advice on holding civil discussions, as well as resources and other related information. Each can be adapted to fit one to four classroom periods.
The Dialogue on the Rule of Law offers numerous perspectives on the rule of law, giving you different options for different audiences or classrooms. Part I offers an opportunity for participants to consider what the rule of law means, looking at different components and definitions of the rule of law. Part II looks at the rule of law in history, focusing on the rule of law and revolutions, the rule of law and slavery, and the movement toward an international rule of law. Part III considers the rule of law in literature and movies, and provides different options for discussions with elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as adult audiences.