Mock Trial to be Held at UNH Monday, April 10

By Kim Billings
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's Judicial Programs Office, SHARPP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program), Greek Affairs and Student Senate will sponsor a mock trial that explores the issues of sexual assault Monday, April 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the Memorial Union Building.

"This is an important event to raise awareness concerning sexual assault issues that affect the university community," says Bill Fischer, associate director of student life. He adds it also will explore the criminal justice system relative to these issues.

Superior Court judge Bruce Mohl will be presiding at the trial. Lincoln Soldati from the Strafford County Superior Court will serve as the prosecutor. Stuart Dedopoulos, a practicing attorney in Durham, will serve as defense counsel. UNH students and staff members will participate in the roles of witnesses, perpetrator, survivor and jurors. Two juries will deliberate in the trial: one in open public session, the other in closed session.

For additional information, contact Fischer at 862-3377.

March 29, 2000

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