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Delaney Powell

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Mock trial is an important, yet not well known activity at school. Mock trial is a club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday and an optional meeting on Wednesday. Members of the club range from freshman to seniors, but they all have one thing in common: a love of the law and the way it operates. This organization is great for anyone who wants to become a lawyer, hold an office in the federal government, or is just interested in the law in general.  Genna Descher (9) sees real application to her life.

“[Mock trial] has really taught me a lot about how a real world trial would look like and work,” Descher said.

During club meetings, students are either given a real life trial to look over, developing and argument for that trail, or they are arguing a case the received at one of the previous meetings.

“It has been really beneficial to the development of my argumentative skills,” Descher said.

The organization is a great way to improve speech and debate skills, public speaking ability, and overall confidence towards any type of performance. Collin Godfrey (9) shows the real benefits of the club.

“Even if you’re not looking at going into law, it’s still a really great way to improve the way you approach arguments and similar situations in the real world,” Godfrey said.

The club is beneficial in the area of interactions between many educated individuals and challenges students to aim to be their best selves while presenting their cases and arguing their respective sides. Communication and listening skills are boosted and challenged with every case and every argument, specifically in the attorney, jury, and secretary portions of a trial.

Mock trial explores the many aspects and jobs that go into making a civil or federal case possible. Members are either assigned or volunteer to play a different role in each trial. Some of these roles include secretary, jury, prosecution or defense attorneys, timekeeper, and various others. By switching roles every so often, students get a more developed and well rounded view of the trial process and how it works.

Mock trial is an amazing club at Bishop Kelley that many other schools may not offer. By attending club meetings and participating in trials, members get an extra push into being prepared for life outside of school and home.

“I would encourage everyone to join. It’s a lot of fun and a great place to be,” Descher said.

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