Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Girl Scouts to have their day in court with Rutgers-Camden law students

Girl Scouts to have their day in court with Rutgers-Camden law students
Published: Monday, February 20, 2012, 1:14 PM     Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 11:37 PM
CAMDEN — A group of 30 scouts from the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey will learn about the litigation system from Rutgers–Camden law students at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden tonight.

Law students from Rutgers–Camden’s Hunter Moot Court program will talk to the scouts about the appeals process and what happens after a trial concludes, and will demonstrate an appellate argument based on a simulated case they are using this year.

The scouts will get to don judges’ robes and take the stand as the law students argue their cases. The scouts will also have the opportunity to ask the students questions and tour the moot courtroom. The Rutgers–Camden Women’s Law Caucus will serve refreshments in the faculty lounge.

“The idea of this appellate program is to show the young women a slice of law school life while also letting them see the inside of a courtroom,” says Ruth Anne Robbins, a clinical professor of law and director of lawyering programs at Rutgers–Camden.

The event coincides with the Girl Scouts’ World Thinking Day on Feb. 22 in which the scouts participate in activities and projects with global themes.

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