One of the most popular volunteer projects promoted by the University Retirees Volunteer Center is that of mock trials, a program that gives law students experiences in prosecution and defense. How strange that there seems to be a reluctance among the public to serve on a jury. But many of our retirees look forward to the chance to participate on juries for mock trials.
William Mitchell College of Law will hold mock trials for their students in late April and mid-May. This volunteer assignment duration starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. A bagel breakfast is provided, as is lunch. Jurors' dress is casual. Location is 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Parking is available in the college lot except for April 26 when street
parking is necessary.
Your involvement and feedback become an important part of the legal education in training lawyers. Jurors deliberate in deciding the verdict and spend time with the judge and students to provide explanation and constructive criticism. The dates and trial circumstances are as follows:
- • Friday, April 26: a tort personal injury case (car accident)
- • Saturday, April 27: a tort personal injury case (car accident)
- • Thursday, May 16: a tort personal injury case (car accident)
- • Friday, May 17: a tort personal injury case (car accident)