Courthouse Experience Tours

Courthouse Experience Tours

Update: Tours from March 12 through May 1 are canceled.

In support of Governor Kate Brown’s announcement regarding COVID-19, and subsequent decisions by school districts across the state to suspend non-essential activities (including field trips and professional development), this Classroom Law Project program has been suspended from March 12 – May 1, 2020. Please see our announcement for more information about which of our programs and events are being impacted.

 

 

 

Your students will see the law come alive during a Classroom Law Project Courthouse Tour! Nothing can come close to the real-life interactions students will observe between judges, attorneys, and their clients in these courthouses. The Courthouse Experience Tour will provide you and your students with topics to discuss long after this exciting field trip is over. Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open.

 

We are excited to introduce Courthouse Experience Tours to the Lane County region!

You and your students have the opportunity to help us shape a program that will be meaningful, educational, and relevant to your region.  There are a limited number of tours available for this special pilot program beginning in mid-February – please choose at least 3 possible dates for your class, and we will coordinate with the court to schedule as many tours as possible. When your tour is completed, you will be asked to provide feedback to help us better serve the Willamette Valley Region.

Lane County Courthouse Tour Basics

  • Dates will be available by mid-February.
  • Tours are available to students grades 5 – 12.
  • Tours are offered on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from February to June.
  • Tours begin at approximately 9:30am and go to around noon.
  • Each tour day can accommodate up to 40 students.
  • There must be at least 1 adult chaperone per 8 students on the tour.
  • Tours are subject to Courthouse rules and docket schedules.
  • Please choose at least 3 possible dates; your tour is not confirmed until you have been notified by the coordinator.

Multnomah County Courthouse Tour Basics

Your day begins in one of the beautiful courtrooms at the historic Gus Solomon Federal Courthouse, where your guide will orient you on what to expect from the tour. You will then watch hearings, trials, and other courtroom drama at both the Justice Center and the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

  • Tours are available to students grades 5 – 12.
  • Tours are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year.
  • Tours begin at approximately 9:00am and go to around noon.
  • Each tour day can accommodate up to 60 students.
  • There must be at least 1 adult chaperone per 8 students on the tour.
  • Tours are subject to Courthouse rules and docket schedules.
  • Please respect other teachers and students, our volunteer tour guides, and staff by only signing up for the days and spaces you will actually be using.

 

If you have any questions or need to cancel your tour, please contact Beth Madsen Bradford, Program & Development Coordinator, by email or at 503-224-4424.