Students take on courthouse roles such as attorneys, witnesses, and jurors in a mock trial presided over by an instructor-judge.
Students study and engage in trials, from jury selection, opening statements, examining witnesses, presenting evidence, closing arguments, and deliberating a verdict.
Classroom discussions address the role of courts in a democracy, the meaning of “due process”, and the nature of justice. Students examine the differences between civil and criminal trials and the prosecution’s burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
|Session 2: 7/8 - 7/19||Chantilly||Afternoon Class|
|Session 2: 7/8 - 7/19||Herndon||Afternoon Class|
|Session 3: 7/22 - 8/2||Chantilly||Morning Class|
|Session 4: 8/5 - 8/16||Fairfax||Morning Class|
|Session 4: 8/5 - 8/16||Reston||Afternoon Class|