Discovering Justice Field Trips


Discovering Justice Field Trips: Grades 1-12

Speak with our Courthouse Programs Manager Emily Dall’Orso to plan a personalized, interactive, and informative visit to the Moakley U.S. Courthouse. Students will learn about this Boston landmark and important civic space through a courthouse tour and experiential activity.

This field trip is a great opportunity for any classroom exploring the democratic ideal of justice and the workings of the U.S. justice system.

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Discovering Justice is excited to announce that we officially offer free virtual field trips for students in grades 1-12! 

Our virtual field trips for grades 1-12 will be between 30 and 45 minutes long. This will include a short tour or introduction to the justice system as well as a meeting with a judge or legal professional. You can work closely with us to personalize your virtual visit! 

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

Plan Your Visit

Fields trips are approximately 90 minutes and include a courthouse tour and one additional activity of your choice. On the tour, students will explore the themes and ideals of justice and democracy by viewing, analyzing, and discussing key features of the building, including a real courtroom.

Additional Activity Options:

  • Tour + Visit with a Judge (Grades 1-12)
  • Tour + Courtroom Justice Activity (Grades 1-8)
  • Tour + Observe a Court Proceeding in the U.S District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Grades 7-12)
  • Tour + Observe Oral Arguments in the U.S Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Grades 9-12) 

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.