Mock Trial

img_4162On the morning of November 16th, all students in Ms. Mirabella’s 1st and 7th period classes rose to welcome their senior judge at the beginning of the mock trial. The prosecution and the defending teams included 4 student lawyers who argued, investigated, questioned, examined, cross examined and redirected. The prosecution strove to prove that Nora from the play A Doll’s House is a manipulative, conniving, and deceitful wife who wrongfully forged a signature; the defense attempted to demonstrate that Nora is a compassionate wife and mother, as she only thinks of her family. Over the course of three days, the jury watched with keen eyes as the courtroom became more intense. As new evidence was unveiled and presented day after day, the two teams worked harder to challenge their opposing side. On the final day, the jury voted anonymously, writing either “guilty” of “not guilty” on a piece of paper. Ms. Mirabella carefully reviewed and tallied the responses in order to reach a verdict.