About Us

Welcome to the Taming Texas Judicial Civics and Court History Project!

The Taming Texas Judicial Civics and Court History Project is a judicial civics education program sponsored by the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society in cooperation with the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education Department.

Launched in the Houston area in 2016, the project sends judges and attorneys into seventh-grade Texas classrooms to introduce students to some of the colorful stories in the history of the Texas court system. They also present information about how today’s courts work. About the Project.

The centerpiece of the Taming Texas Project is an exciting series of books and classroom resources. The first book in the series is Taming Texas: How Law and Order Came to the Lone Star State. The second book, Law and the Texas Frontier, was published in January 2018. Written specifically for seventh-graders, the books are available in both hardback and e-book formats. About the Book.

TEXAS SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The sponsor of the Taming Texas Project is the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the history of the Texas courts and to increase public awareness of the state’s rich judicial heritage. The Society sponsors a variety of programs and publications designed to accomplish this mission. Click here to learn more about the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

Funding for the Taming Texas Project is provided by the Society’s Fellows. Click here for a list of the TSCHS Fellows.

LAW-RELATED EDUCATION, INC.

Law-Related Education, Inc. (LRE), is part of the State Bar of Texas. LRE’s mission is to plan and support law-related programs aimed at preparing elementary, middle school, and high school students for responsible citizenship.
Click here to learn more about LRE and its programs.