Discovering Justice Field Trip Request Form

ORGANIZERS CONTACT INFORMATION (Faculty or Administrative Personnel at School)

Make sure the "ORGANIZER'S CONTACT INFORMATION" is properly filled out. This is how we will contact you about your request!


Preferred Date and Time 1

Preferred Date and Time 2

Preferred Date and Time 3

In this section, you can personalize your field trip. However, if you prefer to book a virtual field trip do not fill out the section below. If you are interested in a virtual trip please select that option below. Virtual field trips are for students in grades 1-12. The trips will be 30-45 minutes long. This includes a short "tour" of the courthouse or introduction to the justice system and a meeting with a judge or legal professional. Virtual field trips are free of charge.

Which activities would your group want to attend? NOTE: Every group can only do 2 activities. Please only pick two activities.

Activity (A): Guided tour of Moakley Courthouse

Students will explore the workings of the courthouse as well as the themes and ideals of justice and democracy through viewing, analyzing, and discussing key features of the courthouse on a tour, including a “jury and justice” activity in a real courtroom. (45 minutes)

Activity (B): Visit with a judge

Students will explore issues of justice in a courtroom and hear about a judge’s career path, role in our justice system, and experiences in the legal profession. (20 minutes)

Activity (C): Observe U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts or U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit proceedings OR participate in an interactive Courtroom Activity

Students in grades 8-12 will sit in on a live trial or appeals court oral arguments and take part in a discussion afterwards with a Discovering Justice staff and their teacher about what they observed in court. (45-60  minutes)

Students Grades K-2 & 6-8 will participate in an interactive discussion and Courtroom Activity about a real trial, and answer the question "What is Justice?" (60 minutes)

Please request field trip dates one month in advance. Please note that visits with judges and jury trials are not guaranteed because Discovering Justice does not control the court schedule. 

Field trips, court visits, and tours are provided at no cost. We appreicate a donation of $8/per student for K-12 trips and $10/person for college groups and adults.

You will receive a follow-up email from Discovering Justice's Courthouse Programs Associate Kiara Batista or a Courthouse Fellow (

Note: Please submit a separate request form to book more than one field trip or to book a trip for a separate class. In addition, Discovering Justice does not provide transportation to the Moakley courthouse. Thank you.