Georgetown Law Holds 45th “Street Law” Tournament for Local Youth
April 7, 2017 —
At Georgetown Law’s 45th “Street Law” Mock Trial Tournament, 300 students from area public high schools will play the roles of prosecutors and defense lawyers in a hypothetical case where two teenage co-defendants have been charged with looting, rioting and disorderly conduct in the aftermath of a severe hurricane.
Each of the 30 teams of students will present their respective cases twice before actual judges of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Based on scoring from those rounds, the finalists from each side will make their case at the tournament finals on the evening of April 11.
Since 1972, Georgetown Law’s Street Law program has brought our law students into D.C. public high schools to teach courses in practical law and fundamental rights for a mutually beneficial experience. The law students have the opportunity to learn practical applications of legal concepts and work within the D.C. community, and the high school students have the opportunity to learn about trial procedures and explore real world issues in an authentic way.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Philip A. Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Media interested in attending should contact firstname.lastname@example.org