Banneker Bests School Without Walls by 1 Point in DC High School Mock Trial

In the closest DC-wide Street Law high school Mock Trial tournament final in its 45-year history, Banneker Academic High School won by one point over School Without Walls High School on Tuesday evening, April 11. In addition to Georgetown Law students who teach the Street Law classes, attorney mentors from Kaiser Permanente coached the Banneker team, and mentors from Fried Frank coached the School Without Walls team. The Public Education Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee coordinated all of the attorney mentors from 13 firms and organizations for 292 students on 30 teams at 12 DC high schools that competed in the three-round tournament this year.  Many of the mentors help law students throughout the year to teach the Street Law course, which surveys civil rights, consumer, family and criminal law for the first part of the year, and then culminates in more than two months of preparation for the Mock Trial. The mentor firms and organizations often also arrange field trips to their offices and courts, in addition to the trips to the law school the students take as a part of the class.

The 45th Annual Street Law City Wide - Mock Trial Tournament The People v. Reynolds and Robbins video is downloadable from Vimeo here.

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