Luke's Futura program (the gifted and talented program at his elementary school) performed a mock legal case last week. Some of the kids were witnesses, some of them were lawyers for the plaintiffs, some were defense lawyers, and the rest were actors in the case. The teacher played the judge, and the parents were the jury.
The case is one of Ms. Clara Muffet versus her landlord. Ms. Muffet is being held in violation of her lease because she skipped out of her apartment without paying. However, she alleges that her lease payments are not due because she had an apartment filled with spiders, and the landlord did nothing to treat the spiders.
Enjoy the case:
And the verdict: