Students and Educators

We want to inspire students to value fact-finding, good governance, and bipartisan cooperation as well as to sharpen their investigative skills and their ability to engage in public policy debates with civility.  

How we involve students

We offer a variety of educational opportunities for Wayne Law students, high school students, and educators interested in oversight and good governance. 

For Wayne Law Students

We offer programs exclusive to Wayne Law students such as Legal Summer Internships working on congressional oversight committees in Washington, D.C., our “Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital” externship program, career panels, and much more.

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For High School Students

Working with the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program across the country, we provide high school students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to conduct fact-based, bipartisan oversight hearings.

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For Educators

Good government requires good oversight, and it’s never too soon to have students thinking about what good oversight means for our society. Find out more about our instructional materials related to legislative oversight and government accountability.

Find out more about oversight

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Portraits in Oversight

Scholars, educators, the public, and even legislators are not always sure what is meant by the term “oversight.” To help explain, we’ve compiled short portraits of important congressional oversight investigations as well as Members of Congress who set key oversight precedents or otherwise left their mark on the oversight world.  Join us for a quick history walk!