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Beyond the Doors of the Courthouse

Learn the ins and outs of the legal process and experience firsthand who's who at trials and how trials work. Explore the judicial system and the structure of a trial. Hone life skills such as listening, public speaking, reading and reasoning as you practice for a mock trial on the last day of class where you'll take on the role of attorney or witness.

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming 6th to 8th graders.  

Instructors

Sheila Panyam is a University of Washington alumna and a former competitor on the UW Mock Trial team. She currently coaches her former high school’s We the People program. She loves to work with students on developing public speaking skills, civic engagement and critical thinking.

Olivia Bishop is a University of Washington student and a competitor on the UW Mock Trial team. She intends to go to law school after graduation. A nanny, Olivia loves working with kids and helping families navigate education from home due to the global pandemic. She’s excited to share her love of law and mock trial with students and to work alongside them in cultivating their skills.

More Information

This remote course is taught via Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. Instructors use a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time.

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.

Details

Jun 21–Jul 2, 2021

Sect. A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$675
Refund Deadline
May 10, 2021
Waitlist

Jun 21–Jul 2, 2021

Sect. A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$675
Refund Deadline
May 10, 2021
Register