Visiting the Courthouse:
Tour Questions? call 850.921.9446
Law Day 2014 --
American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters
2014 JTI Dates:
JOURNEY THROUGH JUSTICE PROGRAM
This program is designed to give students a complete understanding of the court system and Florida's third branch of government. The program is divided into two parts: the mock trial experience and the mock oral argument experience. (These do not have to be done on the same day)
Using the program called Courtroom to Classroom developed by local teachers and the Florida Law Related Education Association, the Leon County Teen Court staff visits participating schools and prepares students for a mock trial experience. This hands-on role-playing experience introduces students to the various roles in a trial courtroom. Contact Quenita White at 577-4467 or Dana McMillian at 577-8090 for more information about the mock trial experience.
Mock Oral Argument:
The Mock Oral Argument Experience occurs after the mock trial experience and allows students to step into the roles of the court and act out one of the many hypothetical appellate cases. This hands-on role-playing experience fosters critical thinking and is a great addition to the Classroom to Courtroom Program. No advance prep work is necessary. Contact Tricia Knox at 921-9446 for more information about the mock oral argument experience.
SAMPLE one day, two class Journey Through Justice Tour:
Morning Component - Courtroom to the Classroom
Afternoon Component - Florida Supreme Court & Capitol Tours
NOTE: This schedule is very flexible. If unable to work the new Capitol into the schedule, other arrangements can be made for the afternoon portion of the field trip.