College of Idaho students play the role of Justices in mock trial

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 12:56:09-05

CALDWELL — Local lawyers argued legal cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court "Justices" on Monday at the College of Idaho.

Well, the lawyers were real, but the justices weren't.

They were college students who took on the roles of the current U.S. Supreme Court judges right down to their mannerisms and the types of questions they would ask.

It was a mock trial -- part of a class that the C of I -- has been offering for many years to help students better decide if they want to become lawyers.

The attorneys presented oral arguments to the students -- who aggressively fired back questions -- the same as real justices would.

College officials say some of the students who have taken this course in the past have gone on to prestigious law schools or have become successful attorneys.