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ERIC Number: ED377137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Judicial Branch of Maryland Government with Classroom Activities and Sample Lesson Plans.
Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This book explains the development and current workings of the American and Maryland judiciaries. An interview with the Honorable Arthur M. Monty Anhalt of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, a long-time advocate of law education, presents a realistic view of the principles by which jurists operate in their daily effort to impart justice. Abraham A. Dash provides an essay on the Maryland judiciary that describes the common law tradition, the pre-revolutionary courts of Maryland, the judicial consequences of the revolution, the development of Maryland's present judicial structure, and the Maryland courts today. A section on teaching methods elaborates the case-study, adversarial, and mock-trial approaches to teaching legal concepts, including rationale and procedures. Seven lesson plans introduce the structure of the Maryland court system, the physical setting of the courtroom, trial participants, procedure, jury selection, a court house field trip, and a debriefing for the visit. The lesson plans provide handouts and quizzes. The Constitution of Maryland and the U.S. Constitution are included in the appendices. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution