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Nearly 50 very excited fourth graders from Grant M. Bowler Elementary School descended on the court for a case against renowned wizard Harry Potter before District Court Judge Adriana Escobar and Judge Kerry Earley. On Nov. 16, two classes played the roles of judge, jury, attorneys and witnesses in a trial against the young wizard. Harry Potter was charged with misappropriation of magic.The judges and their staff guided the students through the mock trial and did a question and answer session afterwards.

One class found Mr. Potter not guilty while another resulted in a hung-jury. The mock trials are a cooperative effort between the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court, nonprofit agency Project REAL and the school. The students who have been through the program so far, left the courthouse bragging about what they just learned. The program is intended to teach kids about the justice system and potential careers.

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