ERIC Number: ED378120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Statement of Facts for 1984 City-Wide Mock Trial Competitions. Willa Ray, Plaintiff v. Harold Ray, Defendant. No. MT-84.
National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center.
Prepared by the District of Columbia Street Law Project for its 13th annual city-wide mock trial competition, this instructional handout provides the material for a divorce case. Willa Ray sues Harold Ray for divorce and asks the court for a lump sum of $12,500 and a monthly alimony of $300. During their marriage, Harold earned a law degree while Willa worked and contributed a larger share to their common expenses. The handout clarifies the laws and explains the legal precedents. As evidence, the handout provides the projected salaries and expenses of Willa and Harold as well as witness statements from Willa, Harry, two of their acquaintances, and employment consultants. Through participation in mock trials and analysis of the activity, students gain an insider's perspective on courtroom procedure and a basic understanding of the legal mechanism through which society resolves its disputes. Mock trials develop critical analysis, questioning and listening skills, and skills in preparing and organizing materials. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Court Litigation, Divorce, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Social Studies School Service, Dept. A3, P.O. Box 802, Culver City, CA 90232-0802.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center.