Welcome to Judges in the Classroom

Now accepting requests for in person and virtual visits for 2022-2023!

New for 2022!

In 1942, twenty-two youths would be indicted on murder charges and placed on trial because of their appearance. Invite a judge to visit your classroom to teach your students about People v. Gus Zamora and how it became the largest mass trial in California history.

"Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation"

Judges in the Classroom is open for requests
California public-school teachers, invite a judge from a California Court to visit your students for important lessons on the Constitution, Rule of Law, and the role of the judicial branch.
(Judges, if you would like to volunteer use this form)

How to Request a Visit from a Judicial Officer:

  • Review Lesson options. If one doesn't match the needs of your classroom, describe your needs on the request form.

  • Submit the request with as much advanced notice as possible. At least 3-weeks in advance is preferred.

  • Once matched, the teacher and judge should coordinate a 30-minute phone or remote meeting to discuss classroom learning needs.
    Note for virtual visits
    : conduct your pre-visit planning meeting on the platform to be used for virtual visits (test connection, audio, etc.)

  • The visit happens and feedback forms are collected.


Contact judicialoutreach@jud.ca.gov to get more information about this project, or call 415-865-4546.