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Students: Learn about mock trial March 16-17

Informational meetings about mock trial will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and March 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the McQuade Courtroom located in the Health and Human Services Building.

The mock trial experience is a value-creating activity open to all students regardless of major, according to John Schlageter, director of the Paralegal Studies Program.

Students participate in mock trial in the McQuade Courtroom.

Students participate in mock trial in the McQuade Courtroom.

The University of Toledo Mock Trial Team, housed in the Paralegal Studies Program, has been a successful competitor with prestigious colleges and universities across the country. The team has been national champion 10 times and brings outstanding prestige and high visibility to the University and its graduates, Schlageter said.

Participation on the UT Mock Trial Team provides students with a law-related, hands-on experience. Students have a real-world opportunity to improve critical thinking and communication skills, integrate curricular concepts with real-life fact situations, and achieve a deeper understanding of the law, the judicial system, and constitutional rights and responsibilities, Schlageter said.

Team members must demonstrate abilities to communicate meaningfully, persuasively and creatively to a jury. Any student who desires to master that communication ability with different audiences through written, oral, numeric, graphic and visual modes would benefit greatly from mock trial, Schlageter said.

Students interested in participating in mock trial or who want additional information should visit utoledo.edu/csjhs/legal/mocktrial.html or contact Schlageter at john.schlageter@utoledo.edu.

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