ERIC Number: ED472110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
State of Utopia v. Jamie Davidson. 2002-2003 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Program.
Benischek, Sandra; Davis, Courtney; Horton, Johnathan; Longwell, Nicole; Williams, Keri
In the spring of 2001, illegal drug use had risen by 40% among teens in the town of Springdale, Utopia. School administrators and the Springdale Police Department decided to implement a crackdown on teen drug use in all high schools in Springdale. A high school principal received a tip on a hotline that Jamie Davidson, a senior, had been seen using drugs in the school parking lot. This is the beginning of the case against Jamie, which serves as the basis for the mock trial conducted in this learning packet. A mock trial is not a speech or debate tournament, or a dramatic presentation; although elements of all three may be utilized. The packet contains two sections: (1) "Statement of the Case"; and (2) "Final Pretrial Order" (Stipulations; Counts; Legal Authority; Witnesses Prosecution: Officer Taylor Carter, Chris Rafter, Sam Railey; Defense: Jamie Davidson, Ashley Deselle, Billy Bradley; Exhibits (State of Utopia Police Report; Laboratory Report of Sam Railey, Prosecution; Expert Witness Report of Billy Bradley, Defense)). Attached to the mock trial materials are the rules of competition for the Oklahoma high school mock trail program. The introduction states the program's primary goal is to educate the student participants. The rules of competition are divided into eight parts: (1) eligibility; (2) the case; (3) trial rounds; (4) the trial; (5) judging; (6) scoring; (7) advancement; and (8) recognition. Contains a glossary and activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Competition, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Law Related Education, Learning Strategies, Legal Problems, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Participation
Oklahoma Bar Association, P.O. Box 53036, 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3036. Tel: 405-416-7000; Fax: 405-416-7001; Web site: http://www.okbar.org/publicinfo/mocktrial/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma