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ONU to Host Annual Street Law Competition

Apr 2, 2008
Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law will host its annual Street Law Competition at noon on Sunday, April 6.

The Street Law Competition is orchestrated by small groups of ONU law students who make weekly visits to area high schools between January and April to teach students the general aspects of the law, the basic structure of a trial and the role of an attorney within the trial. The high school students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial. At the end of the 10-week period, participating teams meet at the College of Law to compete against other teams in a competition judged by ONU law faculty and students.

High school government classes from Bath, Kenton and Ada are participating in the program. A second competition, involving teams from Elida High School and Lima Christian Academy, will be held on Friday, April 11.

All are welcome to attend and support these local area high schools.

Street Law is an organization that began in 1972 when a group of law students from Georgetown University took an experimental, one-semester course to teach law to high school students in the District of Columbia. Since then, Street Law has developed into a national organization dedicated to educating high school students in law and the rights that people have regardless of race, religion, sex or financial status.

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