Mock Trial Lesson 9—Closing Arguments and Jury Instructions

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06/30/2021

In this lesson students explore the elements needed for a well-written closing argument. They will break down the definition of the crime that will be explained to the jury during jury instructions. Students will compose closing arguments using a practice mock trial, present the closing arguments to the class, and provide feedback on the performance of other groups. 

The following files are included in this resource:

  • Lesson 9—Closing Arguments and Jury Instructions (editable Word file)
  • Lesson 9—Closing Arguments and Jury Instructions (PDF)

This is lesson 9 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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