Using a Mock Trial: An Experiential Learning Opportunity

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  • 1 University of Southern Mississippi
  • | 2 University of New Mexico
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Experiential learning opportunities are significant supplements to the traditional lecture format. Among experiential learning methods, mock trials have been proven to be effective. Experiential learning provides the students with a platform from which they can integrate and apply concepts gleaned from class. Students are challenged to write and orally communicate these concepts at a level that would be clear to those involved in the experience. Kolb’s model of experiential learning provides four stages through which students may become genuine learners. This study illustrates how the authors implemented a mock trial experience into their classes to create an experiential learning opportunity.

Miller is with the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Seidler is with the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Miller (john.j.miller@usm.edu) is corresponding author.
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