In this unique learning opportunity, SMU pre-law students will act as the attorneys in a hotly contested case, which mirrors an actual trial. Students will also participate as jurors and witnesses. The mock trial gives SMU pre-law students the opportunity to participate in a litigated case and get trial experience.
Warner serves as the chief judge of the Second Judicial District (Ramsey County) and was appointed by Gov. Arne Carlson in 1998. She was elected in 2000, 2006 and 2012, and her current term expires in January 2019. After graduating from William Mitchell College of Law, she served in private practice and then as a Washington County prosecutor before being appointed a judge.
Judge Warner will also be speaking to classes Nov. 22.
The mock trial is hosted by the Business and Social Science Departments. Attendance is open to the SMU community; those interested in learning more about our legal system are especially encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Larry Price at Ext. 1533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.