Mock Trial

Mock Trial 

Mock Trial helps students acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. Each year, the Constitutional Rights Foundation produces a set of Mock Trial materials which includes a hypothetical criminal case (including summaries of case law, witness statements, official exhibits, and simplified rules of evidence). In the fall, teams of student “lawyers” and “witnesses” compete in a courtroom competition.
The Mock Trial program also allows students to develop the skills necessary for the mastery of state content standards for history and social science. Through performance-based education, the program furthers an understanding of both the content and processes of our legal system; increases basic skills, analytical ability, and self-confidence; and promotes cooperation among students of various cultures and interests. Based on responses to formal surveys, teacher-sponsors report significant improvement in students’ basic skills, critical thinking skills, presentations skills, participation skills, and self-esteem as well as increases in students’ content knowledge about the law. No prior experience with Mock Trial is necessary.

Click Here for Course Schedule & Registration