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DNA Analysis and Forensics
PLEASE NOTE that students are limited ONLY to the case materials in preparing for the mock trial competitions! These additional resources may NOT be referenced in any way in competition.
If you wish to explore DNA and forensic analysis further for your own benefit, check out the resources below.
A website with links to lots of resources about forensic science, including organizations, publications, and schools offering degrees in forensic science.
Article written by Dr. Max Noureddine, PhD, and Susan H. Johnson, MPH
DNA Analysis: A Brief Introduction
An excellent online resource covering numerous aspects of Forensics, including DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, firearms identification, and many others. Be sure to check out the "Resources & References" links at the end of each topic.
Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court: informative slideshow/video clips
Informative site with lots of information on DNA
New article about recovering from concussions
New article on ESPNW about concussions among womens' soccer players
The UNC student newspaper The Daily Tarheel published an excellent article on concussion research which is ongoing at UNC; you can read it at http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2012/10/508614ef3a5f8
The News and Observer has recently published several stories on sports-related concussions. Check out the following links:
The August 2012 issue of Trial magazine (published by the American Association for Justice) discusses some of the important issues in evaluating whether a lawsuit is warranted for concussion-related injuries; you can read the article here: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/18870.htm
Dr. Barbara Osborne, J.D., in the UNC Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, has published a very informative article on principles of liability for athletic trainers in managing sport-related concussions. You can access the article here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC155425/
What is Professionalism? A thought-provoking article on legal ethics
A Young Lawyer‚Äôs Guide to Professional Dress: very helpful article on professional attire
How to Buy Your First Professional Wardrobe: dress like a professional on a budget
Building a Business Wardrobe From the Bottom Up: wonderful tips for both men and women
American Board of Trial Advocates
Justice By the People: resource guide for teachers; a hands-on program to teach students about the Constitution and jury system. http://www.abota.org/index.cfm?pg=JusticeByThePeople
Principles of Civility: downloadable resource guide http://www.abota.org/index.cfm?pg=Civility
Empire High School Mock Trial
Ready to take your team to the next level? If you want to challenge your team with a college-level mock trial case and meet like-minded teams from around the world, check out Empire Mock Trial at http://www.empiremocktrial.org/
Want information on Collegiate Mock Trial? Check out the links and info available on the American Mock Trial Association website at http://www.collegemocktrial.org/
National Mock Trial Practicum Website
This dynamic website includes interactive exercises that allow students to test their knowledge of the trial process. It demonstrates opening statements, closing arguments, direct examinations, cross examinations, and much more. The site also includes flash cards, video clips, drag and drop exercises, and a discussion forum for students and coaches. NHSMT Practicum