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Law Fair and Law Adventure Mock Trial Competition Winners to Present Their Cases

WINNERS IN STATE BAR FOUNDATION'S LAW FAIR AND LAW ADVENTURE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITIONS TO PRESENT THEIR CASES

With the judging completed, the winning schools and classes in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's 2009 Law Fair and Law Adventure mock trial competitions have been announced.

In each of the two competitions, the youngsters were asked to create and write original cases focusing on legal issues of interest to their contemporaries and which could be used as a tool to teach students about the law. 

Victorious Law Fair students in grades 3-6 and Law Adventure pupils in grades 7-8 are slated to present their winning cases before judges, attorneys and juries of their peers-that is, other elementary and middle school students-in April, May and June at the home of the Bar Foundation, the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

The April schedule is as follows:  Law Fair presentations on April 21, 22 and 28; and one Law Adventure presentation on April 23.  Other dates in May and June are to be announced.  All programs are held from 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. on each date. 

The full list of winners of Law Fair and Law Adventure for 2009 is attached.

Photographers can expect to capture some great photo opportunities.  If you plan to attend any of the winning case presentations, please contact Ellen Dweck at 732-937-7523.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a

videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.

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 LAW FAIR 2009

COMPETITION WINNERS

Sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation

 

Grade 3

Teacher:      Donna Richter-Maschio

School:        Riker Hill Elementary School, Livingston

Place:           First Place

 

Teacher:      Karin Pinto

School:        Harrison Elementary School, Livingston

Place:           Second Place

 

Teacher:      Daryl Heller

School:        Washington School, Nutley

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Janet Sweeten

School:        Maud Abrams School, Cape May

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Grade 4

Teacher:      Patricia Pillon

School:        Milltown Primary School, Bridgewater

Place:           First Place

 

Teachers:    Donna Richter-Maschio

School:        Mount Pleasant Elementary School, Livingston

Place:           Second Place

 

Teachers:    Kate Naso and Leigh Raffaele

School:        Glenwood School, Short Hills

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Marcia Napolitano

School:        Radcliffe School, Nutley

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Grade 5

Teacher:      Patricia Hurt

School:        Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Academy, East Orange

Place:           First Place

 

Teacher:      Diane Jablonowski

School:        General Charles G. Harker School, Woolwich Township

Place:           Second Place

 

Teacher:      William D. Nutt

School:        Liberty School, Great Meadows

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Christina Meluso

School:        The Learning Community Charter School, Jersey City

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Grade 6

Teacher:      Marilyn Loewenthal

School:        Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union, West Orange

Place:           First Place

 

Teacher:      Jerilyn McCabe

School:        Lake Riviera Middle School, Brick

Place:           Second Place

 

Teacher:      Pamela Lester

School:        Round Valley School, Lebanon

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Carol Geers

School:        Mount Pleasant Middle School, Livingston

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

 

LAW ADVENTURE 2009

COMPETITION WINNERS

Sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation

 

Grade 7

Teacher:      Kathy Murray

School:        East Brook Middle School, Paramus

Place:           First Place

 

Teacher:      John M. Shanagher

School:        Bloomfield Middle School, Bloomfield

Place:           Second Place

 

Teacher:      Kathy Murray

School:        East Brook Middle School, Paramus

Place:           Two Honorable Mentions

 

Teacher:      Helene M. Hinck

School:        Heritage Middle School, Livingston

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Nancy McKeen

School:        Emily C. Reynolds Memorial Middle School, Hamilton

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Suzanne Pausz

School:        George G. White Middle School, Hillsdale

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

 

Grade 8

Teacher:      Cheryl M. Marzigliano

School:        St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft

Place:           First Place

 

Teacher:      Tanitra Rogers

School:        Haddonfield Friends School, Haddonfield

Place:           Second Place

 Grade 8

Teacher:      Debra Schweiger

School:        Gretta R. Ostrovsky Middle School, Wood-Ridge

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Jeanne Schulze

School:        Valley Middle School, Oakland

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Erin Marmara

School:        Bloomfield Middle School, Bloomfield

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Paula Basedow

School:        Wanaque Elementary School, Wanaque

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Diane Cormican

School:        Clinton Township Middle School, Clinton

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Joan Dever

School:        Harrington Park School, Harrington Park

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

Teacher:      Janet Higgins

School:        East Amwell Township School, Ringoes

Place:           Honorable Mention

 

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