Broken Arrow High School Holds Mock Trial Camp For Students

Monday, August 2nd 2021, 5:21 pm
By: News On 6, Mallory Thomas

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

Broken Arrow High School students are getting a chance to see what it’s like to argue cases in a courtroom.

Around 30 students are meeting at school on Monday to go over the case they will be arguing for the Mock Trial Team. The mock trial team is an extracurricular activity and is open to any broken arrow high school student.

Monday's meeting is just day one, it is where students are handed the information and begin to build their case.

In the fall, the team will head down to a McAlester courthouse to argue the case against McAlester students.

Some students attending Monday's meeting are going on their third and fourth year being part of the mock trial team and say each year the case is different.

This year’s case is loosely based on Joe Exotic’s legal troubles.

Chris Nulf is the head coach of the mock trial team and said the skills students learn in the extracurricular will help them outside of school as well.

“To watch a student who comes in as a mouse quiet freshman and working with them to find their voice, their command, their ability to think critically and quickly on their feet. To be able to listen," said Coach Nulf.

Coming up on News On 6 at 4 p.m., hear from one of the students involved in the mock trial about how the team has helped her figure out what she wants to do when she graduates high school next year.