If You Have 2.5 to 3 Hours with a Group


If You Have 2.5 to 3 Hours with a Group
Conduct realistic courtroom simulations with these Bill of Rights programs that center on realistic scenarios in which law-abiding teens could find themselves. Jury deliberations are the centerpiece of these events that leave participants motivated to serve willingly when called to service.


First Amendment
Realistic Courtroom Simulations: Three landmark Supreme Court cases are updated with social media and school protest scenarios that anyone can relate to easily.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes.

Program Duration:
2.5-3 hours.

Student Audiences:
High school, community college, and university students.
Student or Adult Audiences: High school and community college students, adults, and lifelong learners.
Fourth Amendment
Realistic Courtroom Simulation: When school officials search the backpacks of contemporary teens at school, the scenario looks a lot like New Jersey v. T.L.O and so does the courtroom action.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes.

Program Duration:
2.5-3 hours.

Student Audiences:
High school, community college, university students.
Fifth Amendment 
Realistic Courtroom Simulation: The evergreen story of Miranda v. Arizona and the teen-relevant J.D.B. v. North Carolina that extended Miranda rights to minors, set the stage for a fictional scenario in which law-abiding high school students could find themselves.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes.

Program Duration:
2.5-3 hours.

Student or Adult Audiences:
High school, community college, and university students; and adults.
Sixth Amendment
Realistic Courtroom Simulation: The legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright comes through in In re Gault and in a believable, but fictional scenario.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes.

Program Duration:
2.5-3 hours.

Student or Adult Audiences: High school, community college, university students; and adults.
Resources produced by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. For more, go to http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources.

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