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Alpena Community College Student Participate in Mock Court Trial

Students at Alpena Community College under oath at mock trial

One by one, business law students swore under oath and took the stand in today’s mock trial.

“We picked a real case that comes out of grand traverse county that we’ve abbreviated a little bit.

The type of case that involves plaintiffs defendants, and interpreters of the law.

“It’s a good nerve breaker.”

Instructor Margaret Ricker says educating students about the law makes for well–rounded citizens.

“Usually there is an opportunity for them to practice public speaking skills, analytical skills, trying to figure out how to order information and evidence.”

Tina Miltz portrayed a defense attorney in the mock hearing, and even though she has her mind set on being a business woman, for the time being, she’s focused on defeating the prosecution.

“I have a feeling that I’m going to win. We’re going to win this one.”