Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Prof. Fortson coordinates 2015 Alaska high school mock trial competition

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, is the State Coordinator for the Alaska High School Mock Trial Competition. At this year's annual competition held March 26 - 28, he was one of numerous judges, lawyers, and non-lawyer volunteers for the event held in Anchorage at the Boney Courthouse.  The competition is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Anchorage Bar Association and the Alaska Court System.
Over 60 students from high schools in Southcentral, Southeast, and Interior Alaska participated. South High School won this year's competition; West Anchorage High School was the runner-up.

District Court Judge Jennifer Stuart Henderson swears in witnesses at 2014 event.