In mock trial, students participate in rehearsed trials to learn about the legal system in a competitive manner. The mock trial program was started to allow high school students to experience the courtroom in a hands-on role. Mock trials are set up and structured just like a real court, bound by the same rules. This helps students to know exactly what role each of the different people in a court (judges, lawyers, witnesses, etc.) do in the judicial system. Cases typically have to do with problems faced by teens, and will usually involve teenagers as witnesses.
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