Mock Trial Challenge (12-15)
Do you want to strengthen your skills for the debate team or do you have plans for a legal career? This class is packed with action, practical experience and information. Learn some general trial techniques such as opening statements and closing arguments, how to examine and cross-examine witnesses, and some evidentiary basics in preparation for mock trial simulations. You will be captivated by the challenge of these dramatic role-playing experiences as attorneys, witnesses, jurors, and other courtroom personnel all of which leads up to the experience of presenting a case before a jury. Your legal guides are Kristy Pearson, a member of the award-winning ECC Mock Trial Team and an enthusiastic proponent of introducing students to legal careers and Eryk Nalepka, who is also an attorney on the school's mock trial team.