Civics Lessons

Teaching Strategy: Mock Trial

Jamie Anderson v. Taylor Williams

Case developed for the 2011 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Civil Case-Cyber-stalking

Yertle the Turtle Mock Trial

This mock trial exposes students to the mechanics of a jury trial, and stresses the importance of functioning as a juror.

People v. Alex Johnson

Case developed for the 2010 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Criminal Case-Murder of high school student

Sidney Young vs. Riley Gardner

Case developed for the 2009 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Civil Case-negligence, texting while driving

People v. Morgan Phillips

Case developed for the 2008 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament:Criminal Case-Murder

Brooks v. Lawrence and the Clearwater Police Department

Case developed for the 2007 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Civil Case-unnecessary force

US v. Jamie Becker and Kim Hanks

Case developed for the 2006 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Criminal Case-counterfeiting

Mable vs. Clearwater Sheep and Cattle Company

Case developed for the 2005 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Civil Case-Liabilty, water pollution

People v. Chris Biggs

Case developed for the 2004 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Criminal Case-Was Chuck’s death the result of illegal hazing or was it the result of Chuck’s under-age drinking?

In the Matter of Shelby Withers vs. Clearwater School District

Case developed for the 2003 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament
Civil Case-student whose disability may have manifested itself in the form of behavior that is arguably dangerous to others