Francis X. Pugh Courtroom
In 2009, Stevenson University and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies opened a state-of-the-art mock trial courtroom on the Owings Mills campus. Housed within the Brown School of Business and Leadership, the courtroom is based on the high-tech courtroom at William & Mary Law School. The courtroom was designed for the University's forensic studies and forensic science master's degree students as an important part of their capstone expert witness coursework. The undergraduate paralegal program also uses the space, with Stevenson's students being the first undergraduates in the state to have a courtroom for their studies.
The mock trial courtroom features the latest courtroom technology including plasma screens, electronic screens, screen projectors, a SMART Board interactive whiteboard fully integrated into the courtroom technology, touchscreen annotation functions, a portable Polycom HD video conferencing unit, video and audio digital recording using the Mediasite hardware and software platform, fully integrated presentation podium and fully integrated technology when using videotapes, DVDs, slides, electronic presentations, handouts, and live images. The mock trial courtroom technologies help continue the long tradition of providing SU students with a leading edge in the workplace.