Law Students Work with Eighth Graders on Mock Trial Event

Mock trial at WMU-Cooley Law School

Students from the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, participated in a mock trial at WMU-Cooley Law School on March 18. Pictured are Michael David Adams, attorney at Michael David Adams PLLC, who served as judge, and Jadden Kirk, eighth grader at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, being sworn in as a witness during the mock trial.

On March 18, students from the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center participated in a felony murder mock trial at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus.

Over an eight-week period, law students from WMU-Cooley’s Child Law Society volunteered at the Academic Center to help prepare eighth graders for the mock trial. Students who participated in the program learned trial strategies, teamwork, leadership skills, public speaking, and writing. The program also allowed for WMU-Cooley students to work with future generation lawyers and gain teaching experience.

“Preparing students for the mock trial was a great experience for members of the WMU-Cooley’s Child Law Society,” said Demar Sheffey, society president. “We are excited to have had the opportunity to work with the local school system giving time and instruction to these students who worked hard, and were well prepared for the mock trial.”

Michael David Adams, attorney at Michael David Adams PLLC; and Chris Hastings, WMU-Cooley Law School professor, served as judges for the mock trial.


About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. WMU and the law school continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.

 

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