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000ike
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2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?
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2/18/2012 10:50:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I will in high school, and will do mock trials in my history class soon.
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2/18/2012 10:52:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
There's some class in my high school that does it. Forgot what it was called, though. Probably Law, or governmental justice.

I won't be joining it, though.
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2/18/2012 10:54:37 PM
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I used to be in Mock Trial, but I was forced to quit.
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2/19/2012 12:13:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Unfortunately for my school, no. It would be awesome though.

I've been thinking of doing a mock trial debate here like in the Izbo case, probably a Mock-Retrial of Casey Anthony? Still need to figure out the format.
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2/19/2012 1:57:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I did mock trial this year, and it was pretty awesome. You get a fake case and then you have to argue as the prosecution or defense. The best part is when you say objection to a lawyers questions, and the judge sustains or overrules it.

I'm just curious how its done in other states, and how it compares to an actual debate
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2/19/2012 1:59:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I signed up for mock trial just last week but I haven't done it yet. Mock trial definitely looks interesting.
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2/19/2012 6:03:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?

Yeah, I'm a freshmen and I took it this year. We had our competition a couple weeks back, but sadly we didn't make it to state.

Did you have to do a case that concerned someone named Philip Newton?
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2/19/2012 6:03:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/18/2012 10:54:37 PM, kyro90 wrote:
I used to be in Mock Trial, but I was forced to quit.

No you weren't. You did it of your own free will, lol.
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2/19/2012 6:30:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/19/2012 6:03:19 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?

Yeah, I'm a freshmen and I took it this year. We had our competition a couple weeks back, but sadly we didn't make it to state.

Did you have to do a case that concerned someone named Philip Newton?

no, mine was a case about a Sidney Willson, and we didn't make it to state either, because our defense team lost their trial -_____-
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2/19/2012 6:54:11 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/19/2012 6:30:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:03:19 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?

Yeah, I'm a freshmen and I took it this year. We had our competition a couple weeks back, but sadly we didn't make it to state.

Did you have to do a case that concerned someone named Philip Newton?

no, mine was a case about a Sidney Willson, and we didn't make it to state either, because our defense team lost their trial -_____-

How does the competition work out for you guys? In other words, do you have a round 1, break, round 2, then they announce the teams that advance to the finals? That's pretty much how it worked for us :P
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2/19/2012 7:06:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/19/2012 6:54:11 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:30:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:03:19 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?

Yeah, I'm a freshmen and I took it this year. We had our competition a couple weeks back, but sadly we didn't make it to state.

Did you have to do a case that concerned someone named Philip Newton?

no, mine was a case about a Sidney Willson, and we didn't make it to state either, because our defense team lost their trial -_____-

How does the competition work out for you guys? In other words, do you have a round 1, break, round 2, then they announce the teams that advance to the finals? That's pretty much how it worked for us :P

Each school has a prosecution and defense team, so on one day, our prosecution team will face another school's defense team, and then on another day, our defense team will face another school's prosecution team. You have to win both trials for your school to move up.
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2/19/2012 9:41:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/19/2012 7:06:39 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:54:11 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:30:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:03:19 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?

Yeah, I'm a freshmen and I took it this year. We had our competition a couple weeks back, but sadly we didn't make it to state.

Did you have to do a case that concerned someone named Philip Newton?

no, mine was a case about a Sidney Willson, and we didn't make it to state either, because our defense team lost their trial -_____-

How does the competition work out for you guys? In other words, do you have a round 1, break, round 2, then they announce the teams that advance to the finals? That's pretty much how it worked for us :P

Each school has a prosecution and defense team, so on one day, our prosecution team will face another school's defense team, and then on another day, our defense team will face another school's prosecution team. You have to win both trials for your school to move up.

Oh, we just did ours all in one day. I'm not sure if we have to win both trials, though.

Anyways, what was your case about? Ours was about this man named Philip Newton who just got a job at this place called, "The Big Box." He and his friend, Taylor McFly, proceeded to go onto Philip's motorcycle when two kids bumped into their motorcycle with a red Honda. Philip angrily chased after them, and both parties were making obscene hand gestures at one another. They passed by a police officer, but he/she didn't do anything. When they pulled into a residential area, the father/mother of one of the two teenagers was waiting near the mailbox (his/her name was Danni/Danny Capulet). After Philip had u-turned in the middle of the neighborhood and was driving in the direction out of the neighborhood, Capulet fired three shots, two of which killed Philip instantly, causing the motorcycle to crash into their yard and injure Taylor McFly.

That's pretty much it. The defense had to try to prove this was all self-defense, while the prosecution (that's me!) has to prove it was murder. Of course, there were other witnesses I didn't mention, but you should get the gist of it.

How about you?
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2/22/2012 9:41:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/19/2012 9:41:31 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/19/2012 7:06:39 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:54:11 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:30:57 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 2/19/2012 6:03:19 PM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
At 2/18/2012 10:47:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
Just curious, does anyone here take mock trial?

Yeah, I'm a freshmen and I took it this year. We had our competition a couple weeks back, but sadly we didn't make it to state.

Did you have to do a case that concerned someone named Philip Newton?

no, mine was a case about a Sidney Willson, and we didn't make it to state either, because our defense team lost their trial -_____-

How does the competition work out for you guys? In other words, do you have a round 1, break, round 2, then they announce the teams that advance to the finals? That's pretty much how it worked for us :P

Each school has a prosecution and defense team, so on one day, our prosecution team will face another school's defense team, and then on another day, our defense team will face another school's prosecution team. You have to win both trials for your school to move up.

Oh, we just did ours all in one day. I'm not sure if we have to win both trials, though.

Anyways, what was your case about? Ours was about this man named Philip Newton who just got a job at this place called, "The Big Box." He and his friend, Taylor McFly, proceeded to go onto Philip's motorcycle when two kids bumped into their motorcycle with a red Honda. Philip angrily chased after them, and both parties were making obscene hand gestures at one another. They passed by a police officer, but he/she didn't do anything. When they pulled into a residential area, the father/mother of one of the two teenagers was waiting near the mailbox (his/her name was Danni/Danny Capulet). After Philip had u-turned in the middle of the neighborhood and was driving in the direction out of the neighborhood, Capulet fired three shots, two of which killed Philip instantly, causing the motorcycle to crash into their yard and injure Taylor McFly. :
That's pretty much it. The defense had to try to prove this was all self-defense, while the prosecution (that's me!) has to prove it was murder. Of course, there were other witnesses I didn't mention, but you should get the gist of it.

How about you?

Sounds confusing... *__*
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