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Education & Outreach

Visit and Learn with our Court

The District of Kansas holds court in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita and welcomes tours. For more information contact:

Kansas City Kim Leininger 913-735-2205
Topeka Karen Manza 785-338-5405
Wichita Jamie Haig 316-315-4205

Or register for a tour online.

Immigration & Citizenship Exhibit

Plan to stop by our new exhibit about immigration and naturalization in Kansas!

Annual Court Related Events

We celebrate several law– and court– related events throughout the year. Check out programs for:

5.01 | Law Day | American Bar Association

9.17 | Constitution DayU.S. Courts, Center for Civic Education, National Constitution Center, National Archives, American Bar Association

Lesson Plans

A variety of lesson plans are available for classroom use or to incorporate into your courthouse visit!

U.S. Courts Educational Outreach

Center for Civic Education

iCivics (Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's civic education initiative)

Kids.gov

Streetlaw.org

Landmarkcases.org

Overview of Kansas Courts, Produced by the Kansas Bar Association

Open Courts for Summer Associates

The Court offers this program each summer as an opportunity for summer associates, law students and interns to get acquainted with our federal judges and law clerks, tour our courthouses, and observe courtroom proceedings.The programs in each location begin at 10:30 with a law clerk panel discussion followed by lunch with the judges, and conclude with a tour of the courthouse at 1:00 p.m. Participants may stay after the tour to observe courtroom proceedings, if any are scheduled.

Justice on the Praire

Justice on the Prairie -- 150 Years of the Federal District Court of Kansas is now available for purchase. This coffee-table book explores the rich history of the court, which came into existence in 1861 after the U.S. Congress admitted Kansas as a state. The book is written by Michael H. Hoeflich, the John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas. Click here to go to TheKansasCityStore.com to order your book!

For More Information About

Federal Courts

Branches of Government

Inside the Federal Courts

History of the Federal Judiciary

Understanding the Federal Courts

U.S. Department of Justice — Inside the Courtroom

U.S. Courts

Immigration

Civics and Citizenship Study Materials

Rule of Law

American Bar Association

The Charters of Freedom

U.S. Courts Jury Service