Inman Students Prepare for Mock Trial with Attorneys

As sixth graders at Inman Middle School rigorously prepared for their upcoming mock trial, several attorneys from the community shared valuable insight from their experiences. In the mock trial, the students were assigned roles from the characters from the novel The Outsider by S.E. Hinton. “We learned some very useful information that will help us... Continue Reading →

South Atlanta Law, Douglass and Carver Technology Students Celebrate Law Month with a Mock Trial

In observence of Law Month, Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong and the Atlanta Municipal Court hosted more than a dozen students from South Atlanta High School of Law and Social Justice, Frederick Douglass High School and Carver School of Technology during a day of education about the judicial system. Law Month, a national observance during the month of... Continue Reading →

D.H. Stanton Elementary and Parkside Elementary Win Big at Fulton County Mock Trial Competition

Students from D. H. Stanton and Parkside Elementary tested their speech and debate skills last week and emerged victorious in the Fulton County Legal Lives Mock trial competition held on May 9th, 2012, held at the Fulton County Courthouse. For the second time, students from D.H. Stanton Elementary took the highest honor--the D.A.'s cup.  In addition to the... Continue Reading →


 Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms welcomed 40 students and several teachers from the D. M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy to Atlanta City Hall on Monday, May 7. Councilmember Bottoms took the special guests on a guided tour of City Hall offices including the Office of the Atlanta City Council and... Continue Reading →

Special legislative session convenes this week

Monday, August 15, 2011 marks the start of the governor-called special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session will focus on redistricting or reapportionment, which occurs every 10 years after the release of the U.S. Census Bureau analysis of population, housing and other demographic data.  State legislators use the data to redraw... Continue Reading →

APS high schools gain legal insight with ‘Robes in Schools’ sessions from Just the Beginning Foundation

UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery of images from around the schools here. Watch a video of the panel discussion here, and a question-answer session with the students here. The Just the Beginning Foundation sponsored the “Robes in the Schools” event Thursday at six Atlanta Public Schools high schools to encourage students to consider the... Continue Reading →

Grady High School advances to Georgia’s Mock Trial Competition

Over the past decade, Grady High School's mock trial team has been very active in the state competition, a program where teams of 14 students are coached by attorneys and teachers to work together to prepare presentations of case material provided by the High School Mock Trial Committee. After performing in the regional and state competitions,... Continue Reading →

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