Legal Workshop & Mock Trial

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice law? In our Law Workshop, you will step in to the life of a criminal trial!
Criminal law is one of many areas of law practiced around the world with significant ramifications. In our workshop, we will hold a “mock” trial (simulation act) based on a current case involving college campus life and sexual accusation. The issue will be, what is “consent”?

Serving as our Judge will be the Honorable Joyce Karlin Fahey, former Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, former prosecuting trial attorney and former Mayor and Councilmember of Manhattan Beach. MYC parent and trial lawyer Ed Lear, Esq. will serve as our Prosecuting Trial Attorney. Criminal defense attorney Rizza Gonzales, Esq. will serve as our Defense Attorney. The accused and key witness will be played by Alex Stephens, college junior student at Cal Lutheran, and Max Campe, college senior student at UCLA.

You, our MYC student body, will serve as the Jury charged with hearing the case, deliberating, and rendering a Verdict.