Rye Neck Mock Trial Team Participates in Virtual Law Day

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Members of Rye Neck High School’s Mock Trial team participated in the annual Law Day event, held virtually on May 4. Organized by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the event brought together more than 300 attendees.

During the event, the students presented a one-hour trial in the United States vs. Phoenix Jones case. The case is about Phoenix Jones, who is accused of conspiracy to receive and sell stolen goods under the alias of Emery Rose. Meanwhile, the event’s attendees served as jurors and rendered a verdict via an online poll at the conclusion of the trial.

“The students did a fantastic job of presenting the case of United States vs. Phoenix Jones, and the participants of the program enjoyed listening to them,” said Marcella Scalise, a social studies teacher and team coach.

In addition, the event featured presentations from several legal professionals, such as judges, lawyers and an FBI agent, who discussed their careers and respective roles in the legal system. The Law Day program is designed to educate participants about civics and government to help them understand their role as informed, active citizens in the legal system.