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Essentially, Mock Trial is more or less what it sounds like: High school students act out a civil or criminal trial (alternating years) by arguing their assigned side before a volunteer judge in a real Court House. Students take on the roles of lawyer, witness, and defendant to “act out” the trial. For each match, the teams' alternate sides (prosecution or defense). This means students must know both sides of the case! This year Mock Trial will be hearing a criminal trial. 

Fun Fact: Mock Trial is even available in post-secondary settings for both undergraduate 
and law school students. 

Why join Mock Trial?

Promote an understanding of the law, court procedures, and our legal system
Develop life skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and reasoning
Develop advocacy, communication, and collaboration skills between students
1st hand experience in law professions and law-related academics