Courthouse Field Trip: READ THESE DETAILS CAREFULLY. For an easy grade, find your local courthouse and take a picture of yourself either in it or in front of it. Go inside and sit in on some proceedings taking place either in a courtroom or in chambers.
You may watch civil or criminal, but not traffic court. Appellate court arguments are permissible. Please note that you will not be allowed in a federal courthouse with a camera or cellphone. If you are in a foreign country, please ask before taking pictures in or about the courthouse. Submit the picture along with an identification of which courthouse you visited and a detailed description of what you listened to. Make sure that the picture clearly shows you and the courthouse.
Make sure your description identifies the name of the judge. The written portion must be at least 500 words. Your name, date, and title of the report do not count toward the minimum. If unsure, make your essay 525 words.
Any descriptions of how you got to the courthouse, how difficult parking was, or information found on the internet added to your report will not count toward the minimum either. The report should only describe the proceedings you watched. No research required or wanted.