Students argue case in moot court

YSU Moot court

A historic moment in U.S. history was commemorated Tuesday on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The Moot Court Team marked Constitution Day with a hypothetical court case. Members argued the Fourth Amendment and more specifically what privacy citizens are entitled to concerning their cell phones.

The students acted as the attorneys, learning how to frame their arguments in front of an appellate court.

“As they make their argument, even though they are arguing a hypothetical case, they’re arguing it based on real cases that have been decided over the past 200 years in the United States by the Supreme Court,” said Dr. Paul Sracic, YSU Political Science Chairman.

The YSU Moot Court is a class offered at the university, most of the students who attend go on to law school.

 

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