Journey Through Justice is a free, four-hour, interactive learning experience for students and teachers in grades 4-12. We offer a variety of law lessons correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.
We eagerly invite you to join us as we open your eyes to the excitement, fun and knowledge of the law:
When you arrive, you will relive the drama of the past through the eyes of Edith Wilson as she shares her memories of her husband, President Woodrow Wilson, who practiced law for one year in Georgia. Then you will visit the authentic replica of his 19th century office, which was located in downtown Atlanta in 1882. Many of the artifacts are from the original office.
You will then experience the fun, excitement and challenge of our Woodrow Wilson School of Law. Students see the law come alive as experienced teachers and attorney docents challenge them with insightful, age-appropriate lessons on such topics as juvenile justice, torts, criminal law and the Constitution. Become an "Honorary Attorney for the Day" after passing our bar exam and then prepare to try a case.
After lunch, you go to our fully-functioning courtroom where we have the robes, the gavel and the age-appropriate cases. All we need is your students to serve as our lawyers, witnesses and jurors.
You will then delve into America's mesmerizing legal past in our Museum of Law. Through educational and interactive displays and knowledgeable docents, learn about: the Bill of Rights; Freedom's Call: the March for Civil Rights; Cruel and Unusual Punishment; Checks and Balances: the Role of the American Judiciary; and Famous Georgia and U.S. Trials.
Our riveting day ends with "Reel Justice," a 12-minute compilation of 75 past and present Hollywood films depicting a variety of law-related courtroom scenes and cases. The Journey Through Justice will leave you echoing Tom Hanks' memorable and appropriate quote, "I love the law!"
2015-16 Law Lessons
We offer a variety of law lessons correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards; among the topics we can cover are torts, contracts, juvenile delinquency and unruliness, and business crimes.
Museum Focus Areas
The Museum of Law contains walls on such topics as the civil rights movement, independent judiciary, the death penalty, and famous Georgia and U.S. cases. You may select one of these walls as the focus of your museum visit, or you may choose to have your docent select the museum content to be covered. Download the list of available focus areas if you are interested in choosing a focus area.
Journey Through Justice FAQs
For all of the answers to your Journey Through Justice questions, view our FAQ page.