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As regular readers know, my classroom explores the world of “mock trial” quite a bit. Every May we head over to the UNM School o’ Law and conduct some “trials” involving very well-dressed, highly nervous 7th and 8th graders. It’s kind of a big deal in our own little, little world.
Anyway, we’re always looking to make the world of “mock” as “real” as possible, and this year we’re going to teach kids about the process of conducting voir dire on expert witnesses.
As you can see/read here, this is kinda complicated. That’s where Hollywood comes in. The movie that made Marisa Tomei a star, “My Cousin Vinnie”, has an example of voir dire that is close enough to reality for our purposes. It also tells kids that if their acting is good enough as a witness they can win an Academy Award.
Marisa Tomei did..pretty much for this. (Note: there’s a tiny bit of NFSW here…I kill the sound for a second or two in class, mostly at the correct juncture.)
Have a good weekend, everybody.
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