International Students Visit Federal Courthouse in San Diego
Updated: Dec 29, 2018
On August 3, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California welcomed 90 international high school students to the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse in San Diego. Global issues and leadership are the focus of their studies at the University of California in San Diego. The students, who are from Argentina, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Uruguay and the United States observed court proceedings, learned about the U.S. Constitution and the American jurisprudence from judges and attorneys, including an assistant U.S. attorney and a federal defense attorney. It was an excellent opportunity for the bench and bar to work together to share their knowledge and experience while, hopefully, making a positive impact on future world leaders. Since the start of the year, the district has welcomed over 3,600 students to the court, educating them about the third branch of the U.S. government and, hopefully, inspiring their civic participation as they reach adulthood. Through the various programs offered several times each month, students have an opportunity to observe court proceedings and then learn about the Constitution from federal judges and attorneys.