ERIC Number: ED256633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
People v. Larson: Drugs, Schools, and the Law.
Chrystie, Richard; Jaffe, Geraldine
These instructional materials involve secondary students in simulating a criminal case concerning drug abuse. Included are all materials necessary for participation in the 1983 California State Mock Trial Competition. Part I of the document contains a hypothetical situation concerning legal and ethical aspects of drug abuse and drug trafficking on a school campus and questions that will stimulate class discussion. Part II, which makes up the bulk of the publication, takes the same hypothetical situation, expands it, and provides all materials necessary for presentation of the mock trial. Included are competition rules, a discussion of the form and substance of a criminal trial, role descriptions, order of events in the mock trial, procedures for presenting the case, a rules of evidence summary, the judge's rating sheet, case materials, and classroom exercises. Part III is the Moot Court section. Using facts from the mock trial, it assumes the defendant has lost his case at the trial level and is now appealing the judge's decision to a higher level (an appellate court). Specific moot court directions are provided. Tips on how to use a law library and suggestions for debriefing are also included. (RM)
Descriptors: Courts, Criminal Law, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Experiential Learning, Illegal Drug Use, Instructional Materials, Legal Education, Secondary Education, Simulation
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 S. Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.