WACO, Texas -
You can be a member of the jury as a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law plays out at Baylor University School of Law from 4-6pm on Wednesday, February 20th in the Kronzer Courtroom, Room 127.
See the flyer, here.
The ‘Trial’ explores how questions of race, religion, class and gender in our modern society intersect and clash
Audience members will hear the evidence in the case of an African-American woman who is suing a Jewish businessman after he accuses her of theft just as if they were serving on the jury during a real courtroom battle. After the exciting trial, jurors are polled to determine if they are leaning toward finding for the plaintiff, the defendant, or if they are undecided.
The “judge” will then lead deliberations as jurors explain their reasons for their votes. A final vote will then be cast, tallied and announced.
After the interactive play, audience members will engage in a post-show discussion on why they voted the way they did and participate in a civil discussion touching on topics of race, class, gender, religion and the law.
More than 100,000 people have experienced The Defamation Experience
Since “The Defamation Experience” premiered in 2010, more than 100,000 peoples from all walks of life have participated in the unique opportunity to engage in civil discourse and examine themselves, their preconceived notions, and the themes touched on by the experience.
No tickets or reservations required
This special diversity event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Baylor University, Baylor Law, the Asian American Law Student Association, the Black Law Student Association, Diversity in Law, and the Hispanic American Law Student Association.
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ABOUT BAYLOR LAW
Established in 1857, Baylor Law was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,400 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. Baylor Law boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s trial advocacy program as one of the top 5 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #50 in the magazine’s 2019 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and #4 in the nation in its most recent "Best Law School Facilities" listing. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law School received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984. Learn more at baylor.edu/law
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Learn more at baylor.edu