Discovering Justice College Student Courthouse Visit

  • College Student Courthouse Visit

Discovering Justice College Student Courthouse Visit

Discovering Justice provides an opportunity for college and university students to get an inside look at the workings of the justice system.

Students will explore the law in action and learn about the art, architecture, and history of the Boston landmark and civic space: the John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse

These 2-3 hour visits consist of an hour guided tour of the building, a visit with a federal judge (or other legal professionals), and/or the opportunity to observe live court proceedings or trials. College students can also request to watch oral arguments with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

To book a visit, please email Law schools, colleges, and universities will work with the Courthouse Program Manager Emily Dall’Orso to plan their visit. 

Discovering Justice is excited to announce that we officially offer virtual court visits for college and law school students! 

These virtual court visits will be between 60-90 minutes, including a virtual tour of the courthouse and a meeting with a judge or another legal professional. You can work closely with us to personalize your visit! 

You can pick this option when you select “book a visit” or contact for any questions you may have. 

Hannah Weiser

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Law, Babson College

"The court visit provided an opportunity to engage with the law in a unique manner that is unparalleled to the classroom. The students and faculty found the experience to be extremely valuable."

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.