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 I||6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019||Tysons||Morning|
|Session II||7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019||Fairfax||Morning|
|Session III||7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019||Ashburn||Afternoon|
|Session IV||7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019||McLean||Morning|
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