Issues of negligent transmission of HIV
Sandra is suing Gregg for negligent transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Sandra claims that Gregg's negligent actions caused her to contract HIV, which has progressed into AIDS. Gregg claims that it is not his fault that Sandra contracted AIDS. He argues that the HIV virus must have come from some other source. Even if he is the source of her exposure, he should not be held responsible for her damages since he did not know that he was HIV-positive.
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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