Civics Education

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is committed to educating the public about how the courts work. We've developed materials for teachers, students and the community to use to learn and to understand the importance of civics education. 


  • In recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2015, the National Center for State Courts is sponsoring a contest for elementary, middle school and high school students. Each age group is encouraged to answer questions regarding bullying and the Magna Carta. A complete list of details is available at
  • Civics education resource guide provides a comprehensive list of civics education programs around that country that inform and educate the public about the court system.
  • Justice Case Files engages readers while giving insight into how judges make decisions, how the courts protect the public, and why courts are so important to a democratic society.

The resource guide information was gathered by researching state court web sites and other justice system-related organizations’ websites. If you have a civics education program that is not listed and should be, please contact Deirdre Roesch or Lorri Montgomery.