Are you interested in the legal system? Do you enjoy discussing issues? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills? If so, this is the class for you! Taught by a mock trial coach and former social studies teacher, this course takes you inside the courtroom to learn what it’s like to be an attorney or a witness in this exciting setting. You will spend time exploring facts and legal issues, and participate in two full-length mock trials, one civil and one criminal. We will visit the Ramsey County Courthouse and have guest speakers with experience in competitive mock trial and the legal system to help deepen your understanding. Mock trial is perfect for students interested in performance, debate, speech, or the legal system.