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OCLRE Middle School Mock Trial Showcase
Middle School Mock Trial cases are based on popular literature, written by teams of teachers and lawyers. Middle school students act as witnesses and attorneys to argue cases involving their favorite characters. The program was designed with Ohio's New Learning Standards for social studies and English/language arts in mind, and is ideal for interdisciplinary teaching.

Students read and analyze witness statements drawn from the characters in the books. Students then work collaboratively to develop arguments for both sides and develop strategies to question the witnesses.