Mock Trial-Advisor

Ms. Maria Bras-Danges

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Ms. Maria Bras-Danges

Maria Bras-Danges has been the Mock Trial advisor at East for the past 20 years. She has also been a history teacher at East for over 25 years. Mock Trial teams are provided with cases that include stipulated facts, laws regarding the case, the charges against a witness, statements from each of the six witnesses and exhibits. Using those materials, the team prepares civil or criminal trials in front of actual judges and lawyers. In addition, each team is assisted by a lawyer from the community.  

Education: Masters Degree in International Relations from East Stroudsburg University. Bachelor's Degree in History from Western Connecticut State University.

Coaching Philosophy: The magic of coaching Mock Trial is to see students sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills.