Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Prof. Fortson's JUST 487 students present mock oral arguments to Alaska Court of Appeals Judge Mannheimer
Students prepared arguments for two hypothetical cases. Their arguments were presented before Alaska Court of Appeals Judge David Mannheimer who rendered a decision after each case was presented.
Prior to the oral arguments, students prepared briefs on their cases and submitted them to their opposing counsel team and to Prof. Fortson and Judge Mannheimer. Earlier in the semester, the students also participated in a simulated trial, conducting opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments.