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NCMD Civics - Courthouse Visit

 
Courthouse Visit
 
We offer a variety of programs for students visiting the courthouse, most of which are suitable for a group of approximately 35 students.  Each program below is hyperlinked to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court's education outreach materials, where available.  If you would like to speak with someone about these programs or to schedule a courthouse visit, please contact Laura Dildine.
 
Law Day:  This program is suitable for a courthouse visit of at least 2 hours.  It features a courthouse tour and discussion among students, judges, attorneys, court staff, and law enforcement, depending on availability, about the federal courts, the Constitution, and the students’ lives, career paths, and civic engagement as they relate to the federal judiciary.
 
Law Day and the Role of the Federal Judge and Judiciary:  This program is suitable for a courthouse visit of 2 hours.  It features a judge from the Middle District of North Carolina discussing his or her pathway to the federal bench, the role of the federal judiciary, and the separation of powers.
 
Law Day with Sentencing Activity :   This program is suitable for a courthouse visit of at least 2.5 hours.  It features a condensed Law Day program and a hands-on criminal sentencing activity exposing students to the various factors that a judge must weigh when sentencing a criminal defendant.
 
Law Day with Fourth Amendment Activity :   This program is suitable for a courthouse visit of at least 3 hours.  It features a condensed Law Day program and a role-playing activity illustrating the landmark Supreme Court case Brendlin v. California or New Jersey v. T.L.O.
 
Law Day with Fifth Amendment Activity:  This program is suitable for a courthouse visit of at least 3 hours.  It features a condensed Law Day program and a role-playing activity illustrating the landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona or J.D.B. v. North Carolina.
 
Law Day with Sixth Amendment Activity:  This program is suitable for a courthouse visit of at least 3 hours.  It features a condensed Law Day program and a role-playing activity illustrating the landmark Supreme Cases Gideon v. Wainwright and In re Gault.