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Monday, December 17, 2012

Big Bad Wolf on Trial

Last week, my law students travelled to my kids' school to help the fifth graders prepare for their big mock trial. The Big Bad Wolf is being prosecuted for the alleged murder of two pigs, destruction of private property, and disruption of public safety. One of my students told me her decision to go to law school can be linked to her sixth grade mock trial experience. I had a blast coaching the defense team. In the opening statement, the kids talked about bias, animus, and the problems of eye testimony in cases
involving different animal species.

Posted by Orly Lobel on December 17, 2012 at 02:23 PM | Permalink


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Did the pigs have a chance to draw their service weapons?

Posted by: Jimbino | Dec 17, 2012 7:48:36 PM

this was a murder trial and the pigs bodies were never found.

Posted by: orly lobel | Dec 17, 2012 10:49:40 PM

the mock trial was entirely an initiative of the middle school, and the value of having these kids experience different roles within the justice system was so far from encouraging them to go to law school a decade later that there is no need to explain in this context the extent to which USD is highly regarded in San Diego and nationally. -- OL

Posted by: orly lobel | Dec 18, 2012 12:12:28 PM

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