If you are interested in building a college resumé and writing college essays with learning experiences such as teamwork, collaboration, oral presentation skills, productive argument, critical thinking skills, professionalism, and confidence, join Mock Trial.
A team of 6-10 high school students are gathered by a team advisor – this can be a teacher, an attorney, or even student leaders; and once registered, the team will begin preparing to compete against their peers in an organized regional meet.
In October of the current school year, teams will be able to download information related to a fictional case. Members work together to learn the facts of the case and create strategies for trial.
Each team must learn both sides of the case study (Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense) and students must play the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a ‘mock’ trial.
There are many benefits to participating in Mock Trial. Students learn about the judicial system, develop speaking skills, and make connections with professionals that can someday lead to internships. Consider being a part of this very important high school program.
Shirley Muñoz, Resource Lead Teacher