Field Trip Volunteers
Courthouse field trips are led by Discovering Justice staff and volunteers. Students have the opportunity to experience firsthand what they’ve learned in class by participating in an interactive mock trial in a real courtroom. 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 Indiginous land rights, students gain a deeper understanding of how our justice system functions. Students will be asked to think critically, consider alternate points of view, and examine the fairness of the trail System in the United States.
Volunteers work closely with students to help them build their case, guiding them through discussions, writing exercises, and role-playing activities designed to teach students about justice, democracy, and fairness. The exercise culminates in a mock trial conducted in an actual courtroom! If you’re interested in helping lead a Field Trip, please fill out the form on our main Volunteer page today!
The John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
Tuesdays-Fridays throughout the school year, usually in the morning for 1-2 hours
Those with a passion for debate, and working with students.
Help us bring Civics to our community
Fill out the volunteer contact form.