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||Brittany Caldwell||913-735-2205|
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 Day | U.S. Courts, Center for Civic Education, National Constitution Center, National Archives, American Bar Association
A variety of lesson plans are available for classroom use or to incorporate into your courthouse visit!
U.S. Courts Educational Outreach
iCivics (Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s civic education initiative)
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 begins with a law clerk panel discussion followed by lunch with the judges, concluding with a tour of the courthouse. Participants may stay after the tour to observe courtroom proceedings, if any are scheduled.
Justice on the Prairie
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. Educational institutions may receive a free copy by contacting the clerk’s office in Kansas City at 913-735-2205.
For More Information About
History of the Federal Judiciary
USCIS: Citizenship Resource Center