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NCMD Civics - High School Visit

 
High School Visit
 
We offer a variety of programs for visits to high schools, 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. Courts' education outreach materials, where available.  If you would like to speak with someone about these programs or to schedule a school visit, please contact Laura Dildine.
 
The Role of the Federal Judge and Judiciary:  This program is suitable for a 45-minute to 60-minute school visit.  It features a judge from the Middle District of North Carolina discussing his or her pathway to the federal bench, the role of the judge, the federal judiciary, and the separation of powers.
 
Law Day:  This program is suitable for at least a 60-minute school visit.  It features a 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.
 
Sentencing Activity:  This program is suitable for a 60-minute school visit.  It features a hands-on criminal sentencing activity involving students, a judge, and, when available, an Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Federal Public Defender from the Middle District of North Carolina.  Students will be exposed to the various factors that a judge must weigh when sentencing a criminal defendant.
 
Bill of Rights:  This program is suitable for a 60-minute to 90-minute school visit.  It features students discussing the importance of the Bill of Rights with a judge, and, when available, an Assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender, U.S. law enforcement, and a civil practitioner from the Middle District of North Carolina.
 
Rule of Law Activity:  This program is suitable for a 60-minute to 90-minute school visit.  It features students discussing the rule of law and its application to an impartial jury and access to education with a judge, and, when available, an Assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender, and a civil practitioner from the Middle District of North Carolina.
 
Fourth Amendment Activity:  This program is suitable for a 60-minute to 90-minute school visit.  It features students discussing the Fourth Amendment with a judge, and, when available, an Assistant United State Attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender, and federal law enforcement, and participating in a role-playing activity illustrating the landmark Supreme Court case Brendlin v. California or New Jersey v. T.L.O.
 
Fifth Amendment Activity:  This program is suitable for a 60-minute to 90-minute school visit.  It features students discussing the Fifth Amendment with a judge, and, when available, an Assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender, and federal law enforcement, and either analyzing the application of Miranda v. Arizona or re-enacting and applying J.D.B. v. North Carolina.
 
Sixth Amendment Activity:  This program is suitable for a 60-minute to 90-minute school visit.  It features students discussing the right to counsel with a judge, and, when available, an Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Federal Public Defender, and re-enacting and applying the landmark cases Gideon v. Wainwright and In re Gault.