Trial Advocacy Students to Participate in Final Trials at Montgomery County Judicial Center
Over 100 Law Students, 70 Undergraduates Part of Mock Criminal and Civil Trials
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2013 - The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program at American University Washington College of Law will hold their final trials at the Montgomery County Judicial Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Approximately, 100 American University Washington College of Law students will participate in trials held simultaneously before nine judges in different courtrooms. In addition, nearly 70 Montgomery County College students will be present to serve as jurors. The student jurors will be instructed by the judges as to the applicable law at the conclusion of the trials, will deliberate, and reach a verdict. The jurors will state the verdict in open court and provide feedback to the law students.
The case to be tried during final trials is a criminal case, State v. Sanchez.
Judges presiding include:
- Judge Michael Algeo (Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court)
- Judge DeLawrence Beard (retired Chief Judge Montgomery County, Maryland
- Circuit Court)
- Judge Audrey Creighton (Montgomery County, Maryland District Court)
- Judge Erik Christian (D.C. Superior Court)
- Judge Eric Johnson (Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court)
- Judge Michael Mason (Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court)
- Judge Irma Raker (retired Court of Appeals of Maryland)
- Judge Emmet Sullivan (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)
- Judge Patrick Woodward (Montgomery County, Maryland Court of Special
For more information on the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/trial/.
Media interested in attending the event should contact Megan Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-274-4276.
In 1896, American University Washington College of Law became the first law school in the country founded by women. More than 100 years since its founding, this law school community is grounded in the values of equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor. The law school’s nationally and internationally recognized programs and dedicated faculty provide its 1700 JD, LL.M., and SJD students with the critical skills and values to have an immediate impact as students and as graduates, in Washington, DC and around the world. For more information, visit wcl.american.edu.