Pre-Law Students Participate In Mock Trial Competition

TKA O’Keeffe Pre-Law students with the Honorable G. Joseph Curley after the mock trial.

Students enrolled in the King’s Academy’s O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program Mock Trial class competed in the Florida Middle School Mock Trial competition on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The students traveled to the courthouse to try a fictional case based on cyberstalking and cyber harassment. The Honorable Joseph G. Curley heard the case, and the jury is still deliberating. Students also met with judges Cymonie Rowe and Joseph Marx as they observed civil and criminal proceedings.

One of the highlights of the day was meeting K-9 Officer Guko, a chocolate lab.

The O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Middle School Mock Trial class uses trials as a vehicle to advance critical thinking and verbal reasoning skills.