ERIC Number: ED179473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Mock Trials: Scripts for Wisconsin Lawyers and Teachers.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.
The document presents scripts prepared by experienced lawyers for seven mock trials. Designed for high school or adult audiences as introductions to the American legal system, the scripts use community lawyers, judges, and law officers as well as actors. Script topics include cases concerning automobile accidents, drunken driving, homicide, burglary, child abuse, and a landlord-tenant dispute. Each case lists and describes the participants, states the general facts of the case, states the facts for each witness, describes the issues, illustrates the exhibits, and suggests jury instructions. Time allotment for each case varies, but should take no longer than two and one half hours. As much verisimilitude as possible in terms of location and participants is encouraged. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Bar Foundation, Madison.; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.
Note: Exhibit 5 on page 59 may not reproduce clearly in paper copy from EDRS due to small print type