Mock trial is a great way to learn the practical tools of the legal trade. Just ask Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri attorney, Bobby Khalajestani, who competed in several moot court competitions during law school and was a member of Santa Clara Law School’s Trial Team! Now though, Bobby is taking a seat at the judges’ table–in early February, he judged the 2017 Santa Clara High School Mock Trial Tournament. In a mock criminal trial, over 400 participating students had to get several statements in during pretrial motions, make objections based on the Evidence Code, conduct direct and cross examinations, and give opening and closing statements. Bobby reports that everybody competed at a very high level and displayed great court room skills! The tournament is ongoing as the students progress through multiple rounds, so be sure to check out the competition schedule if you would like to watch these future lawyers in action.
Congratulations to the tournament’s participants, and good luck to everybody still in the game!
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