For Students

Cartoon by Ye/ Crescenta Valley High School

Civics Education for Students

Resources and materials for students to help learn more about the judicial branch and its role in our democracy.

Cartoon by Ye/ Crescenta Valley High School

What's New

Supreme Decision
Ever wonder how the United States Supreme Court really works?
In Supreme Decision you help cast the deciding vote.


Animated graphic novel-style cartoons teach landmark cases and how the courts work.


You and the Law

Find out what laws apply to youth and students, explained in ways you can understand. Available in English and Spanish:

Opportunities in Law and the Courts

Click here for careers, internships, education programs, and volunteering opportunities in law and the courts.


Don’t just learn civics—play civics! Run for president. Pass new laws. Argue real cases. Play. Find free resources, tools, and support for informed and engaging learning. A web-based education project and a vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics is designed to teach students civics education.


Find Your Court

For jury duty, traffic tickets, or local court information, find your trial court:

Photo Gallery

Chief Justice at Civic Learning California Summit with attendees

California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and a committee of civic leaders organized the Civic Learning California Summit to examine successes and barriers to increasing civic literacy in California. The event was filled to capacity and featured special guest U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.).

Click to view photos of the event.

Contact Info

Judicial Outreach

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California