|Student Dominick Eubank (r) plays the role of prosecutor |
as he questions prospective volunteer student jurors.
Students who were playing the role of lawyers were given an actual criminal case that had been decided in Alaska and had to prepare legally permissible questions to ask of each juror.
In this class exercise to demonstrate the voir dire process, attorneys for the prosecution and defense questioned potential jurors, and could request that a potential juror be removed from consideration as a juror for the case. The questioning of the potential jurors continued until the required number of jurors was selected. Dr. Lepage acted as the judge in the mock jury selection.
|Dr. Lepage (center) explains the process of voir dire before the mock jury|