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Supreme Court LIVE - Educational Materials

The following materials are provided to teachers and students to help them prepare for the oral arguments that will be presented during Supreme Court LIVE programs. These include both general background materials about the legal system and materials specific to the cases that will be heard. Participating classes are encouraged to review these materials in preparation for the oral arguments. Volunteer attorneys who visit participating classes in advance of the program will also rely on these materials. For questions or further information, or if you need assistance accessing the documents posted below, please don't hesitate to contact the Clerk of the Appellate Courts at 907-264-0608 or Supreme Court LIVE Judicial Assistant at 907-264-0864. Thank you.

ACCESS TO VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE PROGRAM FOR PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

The oral arguments presented during the Supreme Court LIVE program are filmed and available for viewing or listening through KTOO Public Television station in Juneau. Please check KTOO's website (http://www.360north.org/alaska-supreme-court/) or contact Margaret Newman at the Alaska Court System (907-264-0864; mnewman@appellate.courts.state.ak.us) for more information.

UNDERSTANDING OUR LEGAL SYSTEM

I. SOURCES OF LAW Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

ACTIVITY I: Which Level of Government? Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

II. WHAT IS A COURT CASE?

ACTIVITY II:  Civil or Criminal Laws? Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

III.  COURTS IN ALASKA

ACTIVITY III - A: Federal Court or State Court? Adobe Acrobat PDF logo
ACTIVITY III - B: Which State Court? Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

IV. UNDERSTANDING AN APPELLATE CASE Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

ACTIVITY IV: Analyzing a Case Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

V. HELPFUL RESOURCES

VI. Glossary Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

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Rev. 13 June 2013
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