LA Center for Law and civic education annual seminar Twenty-seven teachers from around the state attended the LA Center for Law and Civic Education Annual Seminar in New Orleans. This is an annual event hosted by Mrs. Peggy Cotogno, Director of the Center. Ms. Liz Tullier, Director/Mock Trial coach for Northside High School’s Academy of Legal Studies gave a presentation on the basics of conducting a mock trial. After this presentation, teachers were given an assigned role, either attorney, witness, or juror. The case performed was “Billings v. Pearson”, a civil case involving cyberbullying. Each side presented their argument, giving opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments. The teachers had a great time and were actively engaged. Ms Tullier was the presiding judge over the trial stating, “It was a great learning experience for all teachers involved and hopefully they will be able to utilize what they have learned in their civics and law-related courses.”
Picture courtesy of Liz Tullier. Teachers from around the State of Louisiana who attended the seminar.