The State Bar of Texas is hosting 26 student teachers for the 17th annual Hatton W. Sumners Student Teacher Institute today at the Texas Law Center in Austin.

The invitation-only institute is offered to student teachers who have attended a previous Hatton W. Sumners Institute. Participants include current university students from across the state, recent graduates about to embark on their first year of teaching, and teachers who have already completed one year in the classroom.

The two-day program, which is broken into elementary and secondary tracks, covers topics such as the principles of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, eras of history, levels of government, citizenship, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour both the Texas State Capitol and the Texas Supreme Court.

For more information about the institute or other law-related education programs, visit or call (512) 427-1820.