What is it like to judge others’ conflicts? This module will be an experiential examination of the final decision makers in court: judges and juries. Students will explore practical issues and implications relative to rendering verdicts in court trials—perhaps our most influential conflict resolution process. Students will read course materials and participate in daily role plays, including one in which they well experience how jurors are selected and many in which they will decide cases as either a judge or a member of a jury. A visit from a sitting Vermont Superior Court judge is also planned. Students will prepare a final reflection/journal project to round out the course.
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