Monday, August 15, 2016

IN THE COMMUNITY: Chinese college students learn about the American legal system

Deputy District Attorney Connie Lasky (pictured center) looks on as the jury is
sworn in during a mock trial Thursday.

Deputy District Attorney Connie Lasky spoke to a group of Chinese college students visiting from Northwest University in China Thursday about the American legal system.
"Students conducted a scripted mock trial where they got to play all the roles and then half of them acted as jurors and decided the case," said Lasky, who is assigned to the Lifer Parole Unit. 
Every year, students from the university travel to the United States and stay with American host families in the High Desert. They spend their two weeks here in class, learning about American careers and touring places like the City of Hope, the fire station and a 911 call center.
According to Lasky, they also perform community service at the Victor Valley Rescue Mission or Forever Wild Animal Sanctuary.

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