Gold E. Locks Put on Trial at TU College of Law Kendall Court

TULSA, Okla. – Gold E. Locks will take the stand to answer the allegations of the Bear family during April 9 trials held at The University of Tulsa College of Law.

The trials, which will be attended by area school children, will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in the Price & Turpen Courtroom of John Rogers Hall, 3120. E. 4

Each year, TU’s chapter of the international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi puts on the Kendall Court presentation for fifth graders from Kendall-Whittier Elementary School. The presentation introduces elementary students to basic elements of the legal process by utilizing a “fact pattern,” or set of circumstances, with which the students will already be familiar.

This year’s trial, Mom A. Bear, Pop A. Bear, and Babe E. Bear v. Gold E. Locks, is a civil case that accuses the blonde trespasser of having bad manners. Law students and TU College of Law professors will don appropriate costumes to assume the roles of clients, attorneys and witnesses. Kendall-Whittier students will serve in the role of jurors.

During their visit, the elementary students also will visit the Mabee Legal Information Center. MLIC librarians will make presentations during the tour, sharing information on government Web sites for children, the Lincoln penny and Cherokee storytelling.

This year’s presentation is sponsored by Phi Delta Phi, the TU Law Diversity Committee and the American Bar Association – Law Student Division. 


The TU College of Law provides an academically rigorous, yet congenial atmosphere with opportunities for scholarship, leadership and faculty mentoring. Students develop practical skills through participation with student-driven legal journals, award-winning moot court teams, two on-campus clinics and a pro bono program. Joint interdisciplinary degrees include a JD/MBA and JD/MTAX and unique specialties include energy and environmental law and Native American law. The Mabee Legal Information Center is recognized as one of the nation’s top university law libraries. The TU College of Law is one of the four colleges of The University of Tulsa, which is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Universities. To find out more, visit:

Updated 04-07-2010

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