Mock Trial 2022-2023
Advisor: Ms. Caroline Clements
Google Classroom: j6erinp
*Note: Mock Trial runs from October (when we get the details regarding the case) to January (when we compete)
What is Mock Trial?
The Mock Trial team is given a fake court case that the team must argue from both sides - from both the prosecution's perspective and the defense's perspective. The student-led team decides on the best way to argue this case. Each student is given a role - lawyer, witness, or jury member - and the students compete against other high schools in a real courtroom setting. While students are encouraged to figure out the case on their own, the Mock Trial team works with a lawyer who attends meetings weekly to help with the more difficult aspects of the case.
Mock Trial helps students understand the importance of the law and the impact law has on society. It encourages students to think on their feet and helps them develop critical thinking skills.
If you are interested in a career in law or criminal justice, Mock Trial is an amazing experience. It's also great for college applications and is a fun opportunity for anyone that enjoys acting.
- Discuss and analyze the case starting in the beginning of October. Students are expected to attend every Thursday to prepare for the case. Once roles are assigned, students will learn their scripts.
- Compete in the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trail Competition in January in a courtroom
When are meetings?
1st meeting - 9/20 in D109 at 2PM. All are welcome!
2nd meeting - 10/25 in D109 at 2PM
3rd meeting - 11/22 at 2:15PM
Update: The 2022 competition season has ended, and Timber Creek made the finals for the first time in Timber Creek history!
Email Ms. Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!