High schoolers tackle cyberbullying at UH mock trial

High school students working in the law library

High school students work in the law library at the William S. Richardson School of Law’s summer program.

The 16- and 17-year-old students from seven Hawaiʻi public high schools solemnly took their places in the William S. Richardson Law School’s formal Davis Levin Livingston Courtroom at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. Within minutes they launched into a trial.

For the next three hours, the 16 high school students became attorneys, witnesses, a plaintiff and a defendant in a mock trial about cyberbullying by classmates—arguing two sides of a topic that resonated deeply with young people in this internet age.

It was the final day of the free weeklong Law and Justice Summer Program at the UH

Original published: 2019-06-12 19:20:10 Read the full Hawaii News here

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