Talk about the judge, the attorneys, and the defendants and their families. Does the ideal stated in the text mesh with the realities of your court experience? What happened in the case or during your observations? Were you surprised by the outcome? Were the proceedings conducted fairly? Did you observe any bias? What was the racial composition of the participants? Did that have an effect on the outcome?
Did your understanding of the proceedings change from the beginning of the semester to the end of the semester?
What the theories or explanations do you have for your observed result or conclusion? Briefly discuss the opposing view and basis for it.
Support your position and analysis with the text or other research. Is there a school of thought that explains what you saw or the result?
State the strengths and weaknesses of your position.
What are the implications of your position?
What did you learn from this experience?