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Mr. Springman from San Mateo CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mock Trial Binders and Legal Pads

Help me give my students mock trial binders and legal pads to compete in court.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Mock Trial students are incredibly diverse both socio-economically, racially and ethnically. Despite those differences, mock trial students come together to collaborate and perform at an extremely high level. Students who participate in Mock Trial must think critically and collaborate in a challenging and demanding environment.

It is an experience that is not available in otherwise challenging academic courses, and often forges meaningful lifelong friendships.

Through performance-based education, the program furthers an understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system. It requires advanced analytic ability and allows students to develop the fluency and confidence to speak publicly in real courtrooms to real attorneys and real judges. The skills that mock trailers​ develop are truly elite and are fundamental to success in and out of the courtroom.

My Project

My students need binders and legal pads, the requirement for any good lawyer going into trial. My Mock Trial students are incredibly diverse both socio-economically, racially and ethnically. Despite those differences, my students come together to collaborate and perform at an extremely high level.

Students who participate in Mock Trial must think critically and collaborate in a challenging and demanding environment.

It is an experience that is not available in otherwise challenging academic courses, and often forges meaningful​ lifelong friendships. Through performance-based education, the program furthers an understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system; increases public-speaking skills, analytical ability, self-confidence, and promotes cooperation among students of various cultures and interests. Students' basic skills, critical thinking skills, presentations skills, and confidence will increase.

My students put on trials with witnesses, lawyers, bailiffs, court clerks; the whole deal. The judges are actual California Superior Court Judges. The case is often based on real events that students all over the state of California use to conduct their own trials.

Everyone Starts at the Same Place. Everyone gets the case packet (evidence, witness statements, rules, etc.) on the same day, and everyone gets to start practicing on the same day. It is a wonderful exhibition of what high school students are capable of with the right resources, encouragement, and commitment. Help us make their experience as authentic as possible. Please contribute to help us get trial binders and legal pads, so our attorneys go into the courtroom with the resources they need to compete (and look the part).

Mr. Springman
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
M by Staples 8-1/2" x 11-3/4", Yellow, Perforated Notepads, Narrow Ruled, 12/pack (54689) • Staples Advantage $45.85 5 $229.25
Staples Standard 1" 3-Ring View Binders, White, 12/Carton (26432CT) • Staples Advantage $45.89 4 $183.56

Materials cost

$412.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.90

Total project goal

$572.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.67

9 Donors

-$542.12

Donations toward project cost

-$486.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.55

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$0.00

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