The Mock Oral Argument Experience

The Mock Oral Argument Experience is for 5th grade through college students. This is a volunteer-led program that allows students to act out an oral argument using a hypothetical case (see cases below). Students have the opportunity to be justices, attorneys, the Clerk and the Marshal.

Mock Oral Arguments are scheduled on a limited basis and are only for classes less than 25 students.

The Florida Supreme Court reserves the right change the type of tour requested based on scheduling conflicts, staffing constraints or changes in the nature of the tour and reserves the right to cancel any tours that conflict with its normal operation of business.

Mock Oral Arguments take approximately 75 minutes but are scheduled in 90 minute intervals. To gain the most out of the experience, it is best if teachers conduct preliminary class workPDF Download prior to arrival. It is preferred that groups allow 90 minutes for a Mock Oral Argument Tour. The cases are chosen from a variety of topics.

Pre-Visit Teacher Material:

Mock Oral Argument Cases

Follow the links below to review the case facts for each hypothetical case. Teachers can request a particular case when scheduling a visit.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CASES - 5th - 6th Grades

The School UniformsPDF Download

The School SearchPDF Download

The Silent Protest

 

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CASES  - 7th - 12th Grades

The K-9 Search

The GPS Search

The Juvenile CurfewPDF Download

The Cell Phone Search

Censoring the School NewspaperPDF Download

Random Drug Testing in ShoolsPDF Download

The School SearchPDF Download

The Trash SearchPDF Download

The Silent ProtestPDF Download

Violent Video Games PDF Download

Vulgar Speech in Schools PDF Download

The Dog Sniff CasePDF Download

Prom Night Alcohol TestPDF Download

The ID Stop PDF Download

The Anonymous TipPDF Download

The Election Case

Many of the cases have been provided courtesy of The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc.