Welcome to the Franklin Academy of Law Website! Here, you can find updates, pictures, and information about our team and competitions! Thanks for visiting!
From January 2021 through March 2021, Franklin students competed virtually in the MYLaw High School Mock Trial Competition. Franklin finished 1st place in its division and competed in the first round of the playoffs, before the season came to an end. The relatively new team put forth a strong performance in the case, State v. Gardner. The team is thrilled to have been able to continue participating and learning, even in a virtual environment.
At the end of October, we will kick off our season virtually with Empire Mock Trial, competing against teams from across the nation. The case, centering around defamation, combines the perils of disinformation in the news media along with the infamous college admissions scandal. After a news organization publishes an article falsely associating a student and their family with the scandal, will they pay the price?
We are hopeful that we will return to a live courtroom in the near future. We also look forward to welcoming new lawyers and witnesses to our team later in the fall.