IP 42 Law and Justice 2 Course DevelopmentUnit 8: Post Trial Legal Procedures

Unit Details

  • Course Weight: 3%
  • Hours of Instruction: 5+/-
  • Course Assessment Questions: 3
  • Standard: The Learner will be able to understand juries, trial procedures and examinations (RBT: B2)


  1. Identify the different appellate courts and their jurisdictions.
  2. Debate correctional legal issues.
  3. Compare the state and federal appeals process specific to capital punishment.

My Lesson

  • This is when the students will work in "law firms" fairly frequently
  • Labs and CERT is in the mix of this unit
  • This is essentially a mock trial unit
  • I have some great packets that the students work through
  • You, The Jury (click here) is a video that lets the students experience jury duty. It is hard to find!
  • May it Please the Court (click here) is a great "out of the box" training for mock trials - with an emphasis on mock trial team - but very applicable to the class.

Daily Outline

  1. Review mock trial
  2. Assign Debate capital punishment, notes
  3. Notes
  4. Notes, case evaluation
  5. Debate Capital Punishment
  6. Lab Media: Surviving Edged Weapons
  7. Lab Media: finish
  8. Test

My Dropbox

All the files I used in the this unit can be viewed and downloaded. To print, be sure to download first. Click Here.

Lesson Plan

You may find using this file to design your lesson plan useful.

Additional Resources

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Texas Education Agency has online teacher materials for Texas courses.
Principles LPSCS
  • Unit 3: Court Roles, Processes and Procedures Click Here
Court Systems and Practices
  • Unit 12: Sentencing and Punishment & Unit 13 Appeal and Post Conviction Review Click Here