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  Apr 20, 2014   |   Last update: April 17, 2014 @ 11:20 am

Counterterrorism Simulation 2013

About the event:

Counterterrorism Simulation 2013

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will stream a live Counterterrorism Simulation designed to test participants' ability to identify, address, and solve complex legal and ethical dilemmas. The Simulation is an annual event created by Professor Guiora as part of his class on counter-terrorism that implements classroom knowledge in a lifelike, high-intensity situation.

Tune in online for one of the student Counterterrorism simulation groups at the following times:
Group 1: 8:30-11:30 a.m. MDT
Group 2: 12:00-3:00 p.m. MDT
Group 3: 3:30-6:30 p.m. MDT

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Since its inception in 2007, the annual Counterterrorism Simulation has evolved into a cornerstone event at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Taught as part of Professor Amos Guiora’s Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism course, the Counterterrorism Simulation is a skill-based, experiential learning exercise that teaches law students to effectively respond to terrorist scenarios in real time.

Guiora, a retired officer in the Israel Defense Forces, employs an innovative pedagogical structure in his curriculum aimed at developing professional skills for future policymakers and leaders. Throughout the semester, his students are tested in the areas of advocacy and articulation, information management, group decision-making, and leadership under stress through shorter, focused simulation exercises. Based on their performances in these exercises, students have received valuable qualitative and quantitative feedback throughout the semester to facilitate their skill development. These skills will be tested once again in the final Counterterrorism Simulation on March 29.

The format of the 2013 Counterterrorism Simulation will consist of 3 three-hour blocks of time in which the class, divided into thirds, will respond to large- and small-scale threats on U.S. soil and abroad.  Each group will face the same fact patterns, allowing assessors to employ consistent rating criteria and observers to see how individual groups respond in different ways. Watch live as each group responds differently under the pressures of rapid decision-making.

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