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U.S. Government Students Visit the Federal Courthouse

About thirty AP U.S. Government students from East Central High School had the opportunity to learn about the federal judicial system first-hand. 

The program, brought to the school by Magistrate Judge Jodi Jayne, is a pilot for a program that will hope to expand to other schools in the future. The students worked with the judge, bailiff, attorneys, and even the U.S. Marshall’s office to experience what a trial is like. Some served as jurors, others as attorneys, and some experienced other roles in the courtroom!

The Oklahoma Bar Association also volunteered the time of a number of attorneys and provided lunch for the students.

Tulsa attorney Marvin Lizama coaching Melissa Carrillo for oral argument


Judge Jayne, Shehlu Xiong, and Jee Yang share a laugh while preparing for jury deliberations


Teumbray Gibbs making oral argument to Judge Jayne


Alejandro Espino preparing for oral argument


Federal Public Defender Whitney Mauldin and U.S. Attorney Thomas Duncombe helping Alejandro Espino and Shannon McCrary prepare for oral argument


Federal Public Defender McClayn Gullekson teaching D’Angelo Jones-Tate, Lizeth Harrizon, Kylie Chang, and Twan Campbell about civility and jury deliberations


Tulsa attorney Ashley Webb teaching Kylie Chang, Summer Hiller, Alma De Alba, Cecelia Hernandez about civility and jury deliberations


Tulsa attorney Stephanie Jackson and Celine Yang discuss civility and serving on a jury


Eating lunch provided by Tulsa County Bar Foundation


Deputy Chief Probation officer Ashley Schneeberg describing Probation Office operations


Cecilia Hernandez tries on body armor with the help of supervisory probation officer Kory McClintock


Probation Officer Anthony Marsh discusses the pretrial process before students observe an Initial Appearance


Judge Jayne introduces law student panel from the University of Tulsa College of Law


Students from University of Tulsa College of Law discuss their paths to law school


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