West Virginia Law Adventure
The Supreme Court’s civic education program for middle school and high school students allows participating classes to write their own scripts based on one of three criminal case scenarios in the West Virginia Law Adventure rules book, unlike other mock trial programs in which students act out scripts written by adults.
The case scenarios are written by the Young Lawyers Section of the West Virginia State Bar, and the young lawyers judge winners in several grade categories. Each participating class must act out its script in front of a judicial officer – a magistrate, family court judge, or circuit judge – before sending in its entry. Winners in each category are invited to perform their scripts in front of a Supreme Court Justice at the State Capitol.
Students’ trips to the local courthouses and the Supreme Court are paid for by a grant from the West Virginia Bar Foundation.
West Virginia Law Adventure -- High School
West Virginia Law Adventure -- Middle School