Moot Court Lesson 5—Deciphering Opinions

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In this lesson students will compare their decisions in Tinker v. Des Moines and Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier and the actual Supreme Court decisions. In groups, students will review, analyze, and answer questions about excerpts from the majority and dissenting opinions in Hazelwood.

The following files are included in this resource:

  • Lesson 5—Deciphering Opinions (editable Word file)
  • Lesson 5—Deciphering Opinions (PDF)

This is lesson 5 of 10 in Street Law’s Classroom Guide to Moot Courts. Together, these lessons help set the stage for a successful moot court experience—from understanding the appellate process to granting cert to judicial opinion writing to evaluation tools.

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