Public Outreach and Education - Mock Trials

LMU Duncan School of Law - Moot Court
Judge Reeves presided over "moot court" conducted by the LMU Duncan School of Law Advanced Criminal Process Class of Professor Melanie Reed. There were 8 students present that argued Rule 29 motions and a change of plea. At the conclusion, Judge Reeves gave them some feedback and Jonathan Moffatt, from the Federal Defenders Office spoke briefly with them and took questions.
UT Trial Practice Class
November 14, 2013 - Second year law students at the University of Tennessee Trial Practice class were at U.S. District Court on November 14 and 15 participating in a mock trial. Magistrate Judge Shirley has taught this class for 14 years. He says it is his way of giving back.
Mock Trial - Hardin Valley Academy
October 8, 2013 - Magistrate Judge Shirley presided over a Re-enactment of Gideon v. Wainwright with 30 students from Hardin Valley Academy. The students read scripted monologues, Beth Ford gave a presentation that included interview clips from Mr. Gideon and video clips from the movie Gideons Trumpet. Attorneys Robert Kurtz and Bobby Hutson explained their role as a CJA Appointed Attorney and a Federal Public Defender and how what they do relates to Gideon.
Magistrate Judge Shirley Presides Over Mock Trial
Magistrate Judge Shirley presides over the Open Doors of Justice Mock Trial program held on November 2, 2012 based on the Supreme Court decision in Hudson v. Michigan "knock and announce.
Open Doors of Justice Mock Trial, Hardin Valley Academy Business Law Students, October 28, 2011