On April 13th, the Debate and Dialogue class took a field trip to the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Having studied Courtroom procedures, the class was excited to present their own mock trial in the courtroom of Judge Deborah Ryan. In the morning, students were able to observe a trial in action. Then, in the afternoon, they presented their own trial. Rujula Rao served as judge. Ishann Iyler and Valeriia Pak were the prosecuting attorneys; Krystle Catamura and Natalie Fisher were the defense lawyers. The four witnesses were: Elliot Kampmeier, Matthew Pendo, Meenakshi Mittal and Haley Stringer. All of the other students were engaged as jury members or court personnel. The class traveled on buses and light rail provided free of charge by VTA.