|Honors 101 - Science and the Public Good|
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In 2007, a section of hillside in La Jolla failed, resulting in the destruction of several homes. Litigation immediately followed. You are a member of a law firm representing one side in the controversy (you may be choose which party to represent from the list below). Your job is to prepare a written brief in support of your side. Your brief should consist of at least four arguments, each supported by specific evidence from your research.You should not only look for arguments and evidence that support your clients, but should anticipate the arguments of the other sides in the disputes.
The parties involved are:
Start your research with these articles:
La Jolla Light: Litigation to follow Mount Soledad landslide
New York Times: San Diego Landslide Threatens Homes
Voice of San Diego: Battle for Mount Soledad
Then feel free to expand your research on-line. You may “call expert witnesses” by getting direct quotes from credible witnesses and using them in your oral arguments.
Here are some questions to think about and discuss as you construct your case: