Developing Analytical and Communication Skills in a Mock-Trial Course Based on the Famous Woburn, Massachusetts Case
E. Scott Bair 2000 Journal of Geoscience Education v48 no4 p450-454.

This article discusses a mock trial in which undergraduates serve as expert witnesses and law students serve as their attorneys. The article identifies the trial as an effective vehicle for developing quantitative skills and enhancing written and oral communication skills. The course discussed is about applying scientific principles to solve real-world problems. The entire course revolves around the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of scientific data.

ISSN 1089-9995
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Subject: Education, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Quantitative
Resource Type: Journal ArticleKeywords: role-playing, hydrology, groundwater contamination