Trial Advocacy Students to Participate in Final Trials at Montgomery County Judicial Center
Over 110 Law Students, 65 Undergraduates Part of Mock Criminal and Civil Trials
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2012 - 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 Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Approximately, 110 American University Washington College of Law students will participate in trials held simultaneously before eight judges in different courtrooms. In addition, nearly 65 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 cases to be tried during final trials are a civil case, Dixon v. Providential Life Insurance Co., and a criminal case, State v. Sanchez.
Judges presiding include:
- 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 Michael Mason (Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court)
- Judge Irma Raker (retired Court of Appeals of Maryland)
- Judge Nelson Rupp, Jr. (Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court)
- Judge Steven Salant (Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court)
- Judge Emmet Sullivan (US District Court for the District of Columbia)
- Judge Patrick Woodward (Montgomery County, Maryland Court of Special Appeals)
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, 202-274-4276.
American University Washington College of Law
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 (in clinical legal education, trial advocacy, international law, and intellectual property to name a few) 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.