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Student sparks law group

Kami Bussmann, Staff Writer

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There are a lot of clubs and student groups offered at Manhattan High. The possibilities are pretty close to endless when it comes to trying to chose one group to join.

For students who are interest in law, junior Suzie Hwang has started an interest group catered specifically to that subject. Manhattan High recently added a new interest group to the list, and this time it is all about law.

The group was started by Hwang because she wants to attend law school in the future and has experience in this type of interest group.

“I had this student court that I made back in my school in Korea,” Hwang said. “We played an actual role of prosecutors, juries, and judges.”

In this student court, the students were able to listen to real student infractions and decide punishments for the students. All the students had parts in the trials and they dealt with problems their school had.

Hwang wanted to bring this to Manhattan High, but unfortunately it won’t be exactly what she had in Korea. Due to rules and school laws, MHS can’t have student trials because of student privacy issues.

“I decided to do it within the club,” Hwang said. “We’re going to have a mock trial over issues that we are having as students inside the school.”

Inside the mock trials, students will look over cases that have been tried in real courts which will test their research and speaking skills.

In addition, members will write scenarios over issues or problems MHS has. They will have to research and study over cases that are similar to school problems. The interest group will have an elected president, a vice president and a secretary. The group at the moment does not have a whole lot of students that signed up for the start of it.

“We have about eight students so far that have signed up,” Robin Mall, sponsor, said. “We are going to have another sign up table during the lunch period.”

The new interest group will meet every Wednesday after school. The group sponsors are Mall and Kristal Kleiner. The students at Manhattan High who are interested in the field of law are strongly encouraged to sign up and go make a difference in their future.

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Student sparks law group