Field Trip Leaders

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Field Trip Leaders

Volunteer field trip leaders are key players in the operation of Discovering Justice’s courthouse field trips. Led by Discovering Justice staff, field trips provide the opportunity for students to experience firsthand what they’ve learned in class. From defining the constitutional rights of students via the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, to fictional cases regarding social media privacy and Indigenous land rights, students gain a deeper understanding of how our justice system functions in practice. Volunteers work closely with students to help them build their case with an exercise culminating in a mock trial conducted in an actual courtroom. Guiding them through discussions, writing exercises, and role-playing activities, volunteers help to teach students about justice, democracy, and fairness.

Where:

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210

When:

One to two hours on weekdays throughout the school year

Who:

Anyone who loves working with students and engaging in civics and debate.

Learn More

For all information about Discovering Justice field trips, please visit the field trips page on our website. For questions and inquiries about organizing a field trip or signing up to volunteer, contact Courthouse Programs Manager Henry Schunk

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