Walsh Middle Students Participating in Discovering Justice Mock Trial

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BOSTON – Culminating a 10-week program in which middle schools were partnered with legal mentors from law offices, law schools, and city offices, Framingham students will present their cases about the First Amendment at an in-person mock trial at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston.

The Discovering Justice Mock Trial Program provides an example of the exciting educational opportunities that are being offered to middle school students in Massachusetts as programs return to in-person public civic spaces.

Taught by experienced legal mentors, students dive into the judicial system to learn about their First Amendment rights, grapple with real constitutional issues, develop persuasive arguments, and practice questioning and examining witnesses.


On Wednesday, December 15, students from Framingham’s Walsh Middle School will conduct their hour-long trials in front of a state or federal judge, law clerk, and court reporter.

The event takes place at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston from 5 to 7 p.m.

Participants include: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, Match Middle School, Mildred Avenue, Brooke East Boston, St. John’s North End, West Middle School, Florida Ruffin Ridley, McCormack Middle School, Walsh Middle School, and Waltham Public Schools with Boston City Legal, U.S Attorney’s Office, Mintz, General Electric-JonesDay, Teach For America, Goodwin, Committee for Public Counsel Brockton, MA Attorney General’s Office, WilmerHale, MetroWest Legal Services, and Discovering Justice Volunteers.


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