Elementary students had the opportunity to tour the local courthouse, learn from talented legal professionals, and interact in a mock trial experience through RISE’s From Classroom to Courtroom program.
From Classroom to Courtroom program
Senior Abby Branham’s goal for the From Classroom to Courtroom program is to provide young students with a positive first experience with the American judicial system. By moving students from their traditional classroom desks to the seats of a jury box in a real courtroom, fifth-graders were able to experience first-hand the criminal justice system. Their interaction with legal professionals and a mock trial complete with storybook characters will surely impact the ten and eleven-year-olds' view of the law in a positive way.