"The strength of our democratic institutions relies on the public's understanding of those institutions."

   - Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Judges in the Classroom matches California teachers with judges who can visit their K-12 classroom to assist with students’ inquiries into the judicial branch, the Constitution, rule of law, and related topics.

Judges are prepared to visit elementary, middle or high school classes, and the visit may be in any subject area, from History-Social Science to English-Language Arts to STEM. 

Judges and teachers may work together to develop a presentation that fits into their existing curriculum; select an age-appropriate lesson about the judicial branch and Constitution adapted from the State of Washington or on My Digital Chalkboard; or consult on a program such as Peer Court, Restorative Justice, or Law-Academy. 

For more information, see the sign-up forms.


About the Program
Program Flyer

For Teachers

Request a Judge to Visit
Lesson Plans and Resources

For Judges

Volunteer to Visit



Judges in the Classroom in California is adapted from the Washington State Courts program by the same name.