Moot Court Room
Constitution High School, 2008
Constitution High School dedicated their new Moot Court today in honor of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. CuetoKEARNEYdesign provided pro bono architectural services in the project organized by Ballard Spahr as part of their ‘pipeline’ community outreach efforts designed to promote interest and diversity in the legal profession by targeting minority high school students. Working closely with the students and staff at the Philadelphia Magnet School, CuetoKEARNEY designed a flexible court space in a section of Mr. Ackerman’s Civics classroom featuring a judge’s bench, witness stand and jury box. Network Arts, a Philadelphia based non-profit arts group headed by Earl and Josie Stamm, also worked with the students to create a new school emblem that artist Ricki Lent transformed into the mosaic seal that graces the judge’s bench. Kennedy Woodwork of Philadelphia built and installed the furniture quality millwork and Michael Wommack provided the decorative painting that finishes the space wonderfully. The project was overseen by Mary Gay Scanlon, Ballard’s director of pro bono services.