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  • Mock Appeal Final Events 2024

Mock Appeal 2024 Final Events

May 22nd-June 6th | Courthouses Across Massachusetts

This spring, 29 teams of Massachusetts middle school students in Discovering Justice’s Mock Appeal Program have been meeting weekly with volunteer Legal Mentors to explore the law, justice system, and appeals process.

From May 22nd through June 6th, these students, now ‘student attorneys,’ will argue a First Amendment case before appellate panels in courthouses across the state at Mock Appeal Final Events!

Want to cheer on our student attorneys at a Mock Appeal Final Event? View our Final Events calendar below, and register here to attend.

Interested in volunteering as a Panel Judge for a Mock Appeal Final Event? Learn more here.

Thank you for supporting our Mock Appeal program and the hard work of our student attorneys and Legal Mentors!

Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.