|For Immediate Release
||CONTACT: org cpowers wisbar Christi Powers
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison West and Rhinelander High Schools to face off in Mock Trial
MADISON, March 10, 2002 - Madison West and
Rhinelander high schools will face off in the High School Mock Trial
Finals at the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday at 1:30 p.m. The two
schools will argue their case before the entire Supreme Court. The
competition is sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Media are
invited to attend.
The state champion will represent Wisconsin in the National Mock
Trial Finals in St. Paul, Minnesota this May. Rhinelander High School
won the state competiton last year and went on to finish seventh at the
National High School Mock Trial Championship.
The teams advanced to the final round by winning the semifinal
tournament at the Dane County courthouse today, which included 16
schools. This year's simulated trial stems from the death of a high
school student, who instead of attending his senior prom, decided to
play Russian roulette with two friends and ended up with a fatal gunshot
wound to the head.
The High School Mock Trial Tournament is designed to develop and test
critical thinking and public speaking skills while exposing students to
the atmosphere of a real-life trial situation.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association,
created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law
license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids
the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides
continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin
lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the
For more information on the Mock Trial Tournament, visit www.legalexplorer.com.