Available to high school age students, Prove It! Introduction to Evidence is an interactive study of the rules that govern the types of information that can be used in court. To be admissible in court, information - evidence - must logicaly prove or disprove a matter in issue and must comply with a wide range of restrictions based on reliability concerns and public policy. This course fosters logical thinking and analysis. No prior legal knowledge is necessary.
Methodology: This program consists primarily of discussion between the professor and the students using an entertaining and non-threatening version of Socratic dialog, often based on real world cases. After the first day's class, "homework" will consist of a short written analysis of one evidentiary situation. Students who complete the program with satisfactory homework completion will receive a certificate of attendance.
Who is Eligible to Attend?: This program is designed for bright, inquisitive, and disciplined students in the age range customarily found in the 9th through 12th grades. Students outside that age range may attend at the discretion of the professor. The class will consist of no more than 25 students.
Dates and Times:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$190.00 per student (a small number of scholarships may be available)
Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, William and Mary Law School