ERIC Number: EJ868413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Comparing Judicial Institutions: Using an Inquisitorial Trial Simulation to Facilitate Student Understanding of International Legal Traditions
Weiden, David L.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v42 n4 p759-763 Oct 2009
This article proposes a new role-playing exercise for public law courses: a mock-trial simulation using the European inquisitorial system of trial procedure. By exposing students to an alternative method of conducting a trial, numerous pedagogical benefits can be obtained, including stimulating critical thinking regarding the potential inefficiencies in the American trial system. The article provides an overview of the inquisitorial trial system, and also sets out the procedures for conducting the simulation and conducting assessment.
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Role Playing, Comparative Analysis, Class Activities, Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Political Science, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, International Law
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States