Welcome to the Santa Clara County State High School Mock Trial Program!
The Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Santa Clara County Bar Association are proud to provide a unique opportunity for high school students to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the court.
How does High School Mock Trial work? Teams of nine to twenty five students study a hypothetical case that is provided by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). Teams conduct legal research and receive individual coaching by their school coach and a volunteer attorney in trial preparation, courtroom protocol, courtroom procedure, analysis and communication.
Preparation begins in the fall and culminates for the County competition in February. The winning team represents Santa Clara County at the state competition.
Students who participate in Mock Trial engage in authentic learning experiences that lead to essential life skills, including, but not limited to:
the importance of team work and collaboration
oral presentation skills
productive argument or persuasion skills
critical thinking skills
the ability to face challenging obstacles with enthusiasm, professionalism and confidence
Fee associated with this event.
Students MUST register no later than December 27, 2021.