Shaun Cunningham, a rising senior at Catonsville High School, said he might be interested in pursuing a career in law.
That’s why the Catonsville resident is in a moot court class at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Cunningham is one of 11 students in the class.
A moot court is similar to a mock trial, but on a different level. In a mock trial, participants present evidence and make a case, trying to convince a judge or jury to see their point of view.
In a moot court, the trial has already happened, and participants are arguing the legal validity of a case — the moot court is the appellate court version of a mock trial.