ERIC Number: ED118493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Eaneman, Paulette S.; Zupanec, Nancy
These materials are part of the Project Benchmark series designed to teach secondary students about our legal concepts and systems. This unit focuses on the structure and procedures of the California Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal. The materials outline the historical development of the appellate courts, jurisdiction, and the appeal process. Such concepts as certiorari, mandamus, habeas corpus, and restraint are explained. The appellate process section defines who and what may be appealed and the basis by which a decision is made. A glossary provides brief definitions of many legal terms and concepts. Suggestions for a sample lesson using these materials are also included. This lesson requires students to hold a moot court or mock appellate hearing in the classroom. Instructions for playing roles of attorneys and justices are provided. (DE)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Court Role, Courts, Instructional Materials, Laws, Legal Education, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Supreme Courts, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Project Benchmark, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Room 817, Berkeley, California 94704 ($1.50, $40.00 set of 30)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Council on Criminal Justice, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Project Benchmark, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California