Mock Trial Lesson 5—Opening Statements

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In this lesson students explore the elements needed for a well-written opening statement. Students will compose opening statements using a practice mock trial, present the opening statements to the class, and provide feedback on the performance of other groups.

The following files are included in this resource:

  • Lesson 5—Opening Statements (editable Word file)
  • Lesson 5—Opening Statements (PDF)

This is lesson 5 of 11 in Street Law’s Classroom Guide to Mock Trials. Together, these lessons help set the stage for a successful mock trial experience—from voir dire to closing arguments to evaluation tools.

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