Programs & Events

The Justice & Democracy Centers of Minnesota offer year-round enrichment opportunities, including events cosponsored by community partners.

student workshops

The center is open for community groups, home school consortia, and other student groups to plan interactive visits.

court camp

High School students interested in the law, or credit recovery, can join the court for one week each summer for full immersion into the federal justice system.

Scout badges

The center offers both large group workshops, such as Girl Scouts of River Valleys Democracy Badge weekend events, to self-paced activities for Boy Scouts.

Public Art Program

Public art is on display most months of the year in all four federal courthouses within Minnesota. Installations include professional juried exhibits, student art, and various arts collective groups. See what art is currently on display when you visit the Justice & Democracy Center in St. Paul.

Open Doors

Over the years, the Open Doors to the Federal Courts program, has brought hundreds of volunteer lawyers and judges into classrooms to teach students about the justice system, using mock trials and presentations regarding important historical events. 

Attend an Event

Long before the Justice & Democracy Centers of Minnesota were created, the United States District here in the District of Minnesota was leading the nation in outreach work.

That work continues today.

From week-long student workshops and day-long Girl Scouts badge programs, to traveling exhibits on tribal sovereignty and the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, and everything in between, the judges and lawyers of the federal courts work hard to engage the community on a variety of interesting and timely topics.