Students to play attorneys in mock trial
By Giordan Gallacci - Staff Reporter
Students from Highline's Civil Procedures II class will be playing the role of attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial that takes place today.
The trial will be a chance for the students to demonstrate their understanding of proce- dures presented in Highline's paralegal program.
"Civil Procedures II is one of the classes associated with Highline's paralegal program.
The Legal Studies program has a couple of completion op- tions and assists students in be- coming paralegals, which are in high demand right now.
The trial, however, is a por- tion of the student's grade and will showcase what the students have learned," said Professor Bruce Lamb.
The mock trial will run from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Building 23, rooms 107 and 108.
Staff and students are wel- come to join but there will be limited space due to the loca- tion.‚Ä®Along with the spectators,
there will be 22 students from the class and retired King County Surperior Court judge Helen Halpert.
"It is open for spectators but there will be limited room in the building we will be in," Lamb said.
The basis of the case has al- ready been described and the students will be responsible for presenting their arguments and fighting the case.
The main plot of the case is rooted in gender discrimina- tion and sexual harassment as the prosecution seeks to prove that a fictitious attorney, Kevin Murphy, caused the demotion of a fellow attorney due to sexu- al harassment.
Staff playing the role of ju- rors will determine the out- come based on the student's arguments.
"The mock trial's main pur- pose is to show what the stu- dents have been learning and for them to get some hands-on experience," Lamb said.
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Hours extended for Discovery Day
The MaST Center is open for public viewing on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will now extend its hours during the summer.
From June to August on Thursdays, the hours will be extended to 4 to 7 p.m.
The events are open for the public and will be free.
Other opportunites to participate in the MaST Center events include the Sound Science Summer camp. The deadline to sign up has already passed.
Portfolio Show is June 3 and 4
Graduating students display their best work to potential employers and the campus com- munity.
You can interact with graduating students from visual communications, interior de- sign, multimedia, and drafting as they present their portfolios at the annual Art and Design Portfolio Show.
The art show will take place in Building 8, 1st floor at the Mt. Constance/Mt. Olympus room.
This is a two-day event from June 3 and June 4. Both will last from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Come celebrate the premier of the 2019 Arcturus Literary Arts Journal. Listen to High- lineís own artists and writers while you dine on free food.
Each audience member will receive a complimentary copy of the just released magazine.
Guests are encouraged to bring their friends. This event takes place on June 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Building 2.
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The simulation takes about 15 minutes to complete. This will take place on May 15 from noon till 2 p.m. in Building 29,room116.