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Two Mock Trial Students Pass Georgia Student Bar Exam

posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:14 AM by LAVERNE HILL   [ updated Oct 21, 2016, 9:27 AM ]
Congratulations to Troy Crow and Emma Emery for passing the Georgia Student Bar Exam! 

In September, Lowndes High School Mock Trial students Troy Crow and Emma Emery received word that they had earned the honor of being two of the forty students selected from more than 1.6 million students in the state of Georgia to attend the Georgia Law Academy in Atlanta. They became only the third and fourth students ever to be selected from Lowndes High School. Participation in Law Academy acquaints students with our legal system in a way that encourages respect and understanding of the legal profession. It also develops leadership skills, encourages responsibility, builds citizenship and forms new friendships among high school students across Georgia.

While there, Troy and Emma had the opportunity to take the Law Academy Student Bar Examination which is similar to the exam used to issue certification to practicing attorneys in the State of Georgia. The exam was worth a total of 130 points. The objective section was worth 100 points (90 for multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions and 10 for identifying five exemptions to hearsay). The closing argument presentation was worth 30 points, where the score was averaged between the two evaluators. In order to be admitted to the Student Bar of Georgia, students must score a minimum of 80 percent on the exam.
Mock Trial coach Michael White received the students scores this week. He is pleased to announce that both Troy and Emma have been admitted to the 2016 class of the Student Bar of Georgia because of their outstanding scores on the exam. These students will be formally recognized during the State Finals Competition in March.