Issues of negligent storage of a handgun and supervision of a minor
Five-year-old Jesse Walker was severely wounded by a bullet accidentally fired from a 9-millimeter Bareta semiautomatic pistol that 13-year-old T.J. had brought into the Walkers' home. The pistol is owned by the man who lives with T.J.'s mother, Tanya Brewster. Scott Walker is suing Tanya Brewster for negligent storage of a firearm and for negligent supervision of her minor child.
Mock trials developed by the Street Law Project can be used for competitions and/or for mock-trial units in class. Each contains statement of facts, witness statements, evidence and applicable cases on statute. All contain information on types of mock trials, tips on preparing and conducting the trial, simplified steps and rules in a trial, and even guidelines on mock trial competitions.
Mock trials at this grade level are not scripts, but rather give a set of facts and allow witnesses and lawyers to create testimony and questioning consistent with the facts. They typically have about eight speaking parts. They can usually be presented in one class period or adapted to be presented in that period, but most could take more time if it were available. These mock trials are suggested for use with students in grades 10-12.
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