Teachers Resources: Mock Trials

  1. Guide to Conducting Mock Trials

    The mock trial has proven to be an effective learning tool for elementary and secondary school students. It helps students develop useful knowledge about the law, questioning techniques, critical thinking, and oral advocacy skills.

  2. Lesson Plan: Trial Courtroom Procedures

    Access resources to help lesson plan for a mock-trial.

  3. Local Mock Trial Opportunities

    As part of our Judicial Speakers Bureau program, our judges regularly assist teachers in the classroom by judging mock trials, addressing career programs, assisting with oratorical contests, advising students and presenting "real life" trial examples as learning tools.

  4. Mock Trial Competitions

    A variety of spin-offs have come from mock trials. One of the most rewarding is the area-wide mock trial competition. These competitions are like single elimination basketball tournaments.

  5. Steps in a Jury Trial

    View a step by step process of jury trials.