Student Case Summary: School Prayer
This student case summary involves a case on appeal that argues whether a school prayer is constitutional.
In an appeals case based upon a Supreme Court case, like this one, the student attorneys will be engaging in oral argument. Evidence is not presented like it is in a trial. In a Supreme Court case, one attorney will attempt to persuade the Justices to rule in his/her favor, while the other attorney will do the same. In actual cases, each attorney (or group of attorneys) is given 30 minutes to present its case, while also answering the questions of the Justices. You may decide to have a different time limit in your mock trial.
The Student materials include: a summary of the facts, lower court decisions, and the elements of the law and prior case law,
There are 9 pages of material, including one title page.