Learning Recommendations: An interest in criminal and civil law and how to present evidence in a trial to defend or convict the accused.

General Description: Study of Courtroom Law with reference to the following: Democratic Ideals/Constitutional Principles, Constitutional Law, Washington State Law, Federal Law, Dispute resolution and the Trial Process, Basic Trial Process, Trial Participants, The Case, Evidence and Procedure, Strategy/Case Analysis and Opening Statements, ethics and Objectionable Conduct, Advanced Trial process, Famous Trial analysis and The Mock trial

Strategies: Students learn through a combination of:

  • Discussion
  • Mock Trials
  • Debate
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing assignments
  • Use of technology