Welcome to Judges in the Classroom

Teachers, are you looking for opportunities to engage your class in lessons on the U.S. Constitution, Rule of Law, Voting Rights, or Historical Milestones in the making of our democracy? To support civic learning in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, Judges in the Classroom is connecting judges with public school teachers grades 3-12 for virtual visits, grades K-12 for in-person visits.

Visits require teachers virtually meet with judges ahead of time to prepare, so be sure to put your request in now! Questions? judicialoutreach@jud.ca.gov  415-865-4546

Making a Request is Easy! 

Teachers: Request a Visit

Judges: Volunteer to Visit

Step 1: Sign-Up

Judges, sign-up once. Teachers, use the form on this site anytime you wish to request a visit.

Step 2: Coordinate

Teachers, please submit your request as far in advance as possible. The court JIC coordinator will contact you when a match is made.

Step 3: Visit

With a little advanced planning, the judge remotely visits the classroom.  

Lesson Plans

The following lessons are available for judges to download and deliver to classrooms. Teachers may request a specific lesson from the grid below. 

Note: These lessons are adapted for remote delivery. Teachers and judges may decide to create a lesson together to best serve the needs of the classroom.