(Pictured: Canon-McMillan High School students from Mrs. Carney's Business Law class and the Mock Trial Club run by Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Crago at the Allegheny County Courthouse.)
Last month students from the Business Law course and Mock Trial Club went to the Allegheny County courthouse. While there, students had the opportunity to sit in on several court cases and learn more about the court system and how it functions. There was an opportunity to ask questions to the judges and attorneys and also sit in with the sheriff and one of the K-9 Officers to learn more about their roles in the court system.
Here is a student statement about the experience:
“The field trip to the Allegheny County Courthouse was one of the most impactful and educational school trips I have attended. I got a firsthand look at the procedures of a courthouse and was able to personally speak to Judge Elliot Howsie about his duties and how he comes to his decisions regarding certain cases. I was also able to witness real sentencing in a courtroom for individuals who pleaded guilty to their offenses. I believe such a field trip should be repeated so all students in Mock Trial and Business and Consumer Law courses can reap the same benefits and hopefully learn more about Pennsylvania’s court system.” -
Senior Ava K., Business and Consumer Law