High School Mock Trial Competition

The Most Hands-on, Intensive Learning Simulation About The Trial Process

The Florida High School Mock Trial Competition is an academic competition in which a team of 6-8 students simulate the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a fictional trial situation. Students have approximately five months to prepare for their roles.

Case materials, questions and answers, and other resources are posted on-line by FLREA, Inc. Students compete against other teams in their judicial circuit, and the winner of that competition comes to the state competition which is typically held in March at the Orange County Courthouse. Some circuit competitions are organized by local contacts. FLREA organizes remaining circuits which operate without local coordinators. This is the most hands-on, intensive learning simulation about the trial process available to high school students. For additional details, please contact Erin Watson at ewatson@flrea.org.

State Competition

Date: March 15-17, 2018
Location: Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

Results from the 2017 Competition

Case Materials and Rules

The case for the upcoming school year’s competition is typically released in October of the school year.

Resources

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Contact Us

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. offers a wide variety of law related and civic education training opportunities. Contact Erin Watson at ewatson@flrea.org to discuss your local training needs. Staff and consultants can help you design an effective training program at any grade level. National level training programs are available as well.

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    Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students, youth organizations, and adult groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government.

  • US Senate Youth Program 

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Mock Trial Videos