Putting on Mock Trials

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Mock trials are a great way to teach youngsters about law and the legal system. Whether you plan to conduct mock trials in your classroom or are considering taking on the role of team coach, the information in this packet proves invaluable.

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Instructional Ideas
  • To practice the procedures, have class members assume the roles of the participants in the included mock trial samples
Classroom Considerations
  • Staging successful mock trials require a serious time commitment on the part of the participants
Pros
  • The 52-page packet includes information about the different types of mock trials, tips on how to prepare for and conduct mock trials, details about the roles of participants, worksheets, and sample mock trials
Cons
  • None