ERIC Number: ED456062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
People v. Clevenger: Issues of Vandalism, Computer Crimes, and Search and Seizure. Official Materials for the California Mock Trial Competition.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
This booklet contains the official materials that student teams used to prepare for the 16th Annual California State Mock Trial Competition, held in April 1997. The mock trial process is designed to clarify for students the workings of legal institutions. As student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research, and receive guidance from volunteer attorneys in courtroom procedure and trial preparation, they acquire a working knowledge of the judicial system. These materials, which map the case of "People v. Clevenger" from beginning to end, help prepare students to portray each of the principals in the cast of courtroom characters and can be used with a local mock trial or in the classroom. "People v. Clevenger" is the hypothetical case of a high school student accused of vandalism and computer crimes. The pretrial motion focuses on Fourth Amendment issues of search and seizure, regarding evidence obtained from the student's locker. Materials address both the prosecution and the defense. The booklet is divided into the following sections: "Program Objectives"; "Code of Ethics"; "1996-97 Mock Trial Competition"; "Classroom Discussion Materials"; "California State Mock Trial Fact Situation"; "Pretrial Motion and Constitutional Issue"; "Witness Statements"; "The Form and Substance of a Trial"; "Role Descriptions"; "Procedures for Presenting a Mock Trial Case"; "Diagram--'A Typical Courtroom'"; "Mock Trial Simplified Rules of Evidence"; and "Official Judge and Scorer Information Packet." (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Competition, Court Litigation, High Schools, Law Related Education, Legal Problems, Social Studies, Student Participation
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005 ($5.95). Tel: 213-487-5590; Fax: 213-386-0459; Web site: http://www.crf-usa.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; California State Bar.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourth Amendment; United States Constitution