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and get paid at the same time!
RIVERWALK THEATRE and the MSU College of Law are looking for actors who are interested in playing jurors in mock trials for the MSU College of Law Trial Practice Institute. Twelve (12) actors are needed There are 4 trials over the course of 2 days, each of which will have a jury of 3 people. A $40 stipend will be paid for participation in this project.
This semester’s case is a criminal case - State v. Baker. Sarah Baker, the daughter of a billionaire international arms dealer, has been charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Kelly Baker, a well-known Nita City television news anchor at station KNTA-TV. Sarah Baker has pleaded, “Not Guilty” and claims she acted in self-defense.
Due to the pandemic, the trials will be conducted with Zoom meetings. Jurors need to have the Zoom software/app installed on computer, tablet/IPad or smart phone. The free app/software is available for download at Zoom.com or from the app store for your device. There will be a brief Zoom orientation prior to the trials.
Jurors will play themselves. They will be present in the courtroom for the proceedings. They will then retire to the virtual jury room and deliberate on a verdict in accordance with the Judge’s instructions. Their deliberations will be watched by the student lawyers so they can understand how their handling of the case affected the outcome.
* The trials take place from 8:00 am to about 4pm on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.
Six jurors are needed each day. Each trial will have a jury of 3 jurors.
* Zoom use orientation at 6pm on Wednesday evening, April 7.
We are looking for diversity among the jurors. (age, gender, ethnicity) If interested in being a juror, please contact Tom Ferris at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 6. Please include a selfie photo and indicate your availability for trial on Saturday, Sunday or either day.