Student Case Summary: Dog Bite at the Dog Show (Digital)
A large dog bites someone attending the local dog show, causing great injury. But is the dog owner completely at fault?
This Student Case Summary provides the material needed for a mock civil trial where the plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries sustained from a dog bite. This summary includes: Facts, Witness Statements, Evidence (illustrations and documents), Applicable State Statutes, Jury Instructions (explaining concepts such as negligence, burden of proof, and comparative negligence) and the Verdict Form.
Imagine your student in grades 4-12 planning a strategy with his/her team (plaintiff or defendant), writing persuasive arguments and insightful questions, and presenting the case before a jury (of family, friends or whoever would love to see young people in action). Will your child be the judge, an attorney or an assistant? Regardless of the role, your child will learn a lot about our judicial system while having a great time!