Hands-on learning at the courthouse

Students from across the county participate in a mock trial for Judicial Learning Day

Fifth graders from across the county took a field trip to the Carbon County Courthouse to participate in a mock trial on May 21.

Students from Rawlins, Saratoga and Baggs participated in the mock trial to learn about the judicial system with two groups at the courthouse. One held their trial at 9 a.m. and the other at noon.

During the mock trial itself, students were given different roles, with some students given scripts and acting as witnesses, and others becoming members of the jury. The rest of the students sat as observers in the audience.

The mock trial focused on the case of a missing l...


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