The Jackson Center is pleased to support Chautauqua County’s students, educators, attorneys, and judges involved in the Mock Trial program by hosting the final county competition at the Jackson Center this year for the first time. The Jackson Center’s purpose includes a special emphasis on educating youth on issues of justice and the rule of law. The competition evokes Justice Robert H. Jackson’s experience on the lyceum team at Jamestown High School in 1909-1910, a formative precursor to a career that led him to the world stage at the Nuremberg Trial following World War II.
Chautauqua County has participated in the New York Statewide High School Mock Trial program since 2001. Each year, the winning team is presented with the Robert H. Jackson Cup at the conclusion of the competition. The recipient team proceeds to Regional Competition, and the top team from each of the state’s eight regions advances to the State Finals.
The competition will begin at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2008. Admission is free, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.