Mock Trial – Gr 7-8

Grades
7-8
Dates
January – April
Day/Time
Wednesdays
3:00 – 4:00
Cost
$50
Optional Polo Shirt – $17.00
Max Capacity
12 students
Limited by OCLRE
Location
5th Grade Classroom

Description

The Mock Trial Team prepares for the Mock Trial Showcase, a competition sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education.  It is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their critical thinking, writing, and speech skills.  As members of the team, our students act as witnesses, judges, attorneys, and jurors as they argue literature-based cases in court rooms around the state.  A great deal of preparation is necessary in order to succeed in this competition.  Students meet after school one day a week beginning in January and concluding with the Showcase in early April.

 

Who is Eligible?

This is a competitive team and the number of participants are limited by OCLRE.  Therefore, students are required to fill out an application and are selected based on an analysis of the evaluations.

Registration Process

An application must be submitted.  This application includes a student portion, a parent input form, and two teacher recommendation forms.  This application packet can be picked up from Ms. Cooper.

Registration Deadline

The application deadline is noted in the application packet.  Packets must be turned in by the deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS, to be considered for the team.

Contact

Kim Cooper 771-7462 ext 133 or cooper@bethanyschool.org

Notes

In order to be selected for the Mock Trial Team, the student must: commit to missing no more than two after-school work sessions during the preparation period (January to mid-April, approx. 15 weeks); commit to staying for several 2 hour work session in the week prior to the Showcase; commit to attending the Mock Trial Showcase in April in Columbus, OH; complete all questions on the student application; give recommendation forms to one upper school and one middle school teacher familiar with your work; turn in the full application (student application and parent’s input form) along with the participation fee by the deadline.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  Students are asked to bring a healthy snack.  Students who attend Latchkey afterward may get a snack from the dining room.