Courthouse Programs

  • Courthouse Programs
For Students and Adults

Discovering Justice’s Courthouse Programs invite both students and adults to experience the pursuit of justice in the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, home to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Through field trips, students explore the workings of the courthouse as well as the themes and ideals of justice and democracy through viewing, analyzing, and discussing key on-site features. Public courthouse tours provide the greater community with a unique look at the history and structure of this award-winning landmark, central to the judicial landscape of Boston. Finally, as part of Discovering Justice’s ongoing Courthouse Events Series, legal professionals and educators alike gather on a regular basis to discuss questions of democracy, justice, and civic education.

Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.