When athletes practice, they get to do so on a similar field or court to the one where they'll play.
Now, future lawyers at missouri southern, will get the chance to practice in a similar "court" to the one where they'll work.
The college now has a mock courtroom.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened things up today.
It's as authentic as they could get it.
Some of the furniture even comes from the joplin juvenile office.
"i think our students most appreciate this courtroom for it's investment in their education for allowing them first hand experience beyond simply text books."
Dowe: missouri southern also plans to use the space for a national competition in the future.
Dowe: another ribbon