Middle School Mock Trial Virtual Competition
An Avenue For Middle School Classes To Participate In a Simulated Trial
The annual state-wide middle school mock trial simulation and competition provides opportunities for students to learn about the legal process through a classroom activity aligned with the civics and government benchmarks for middle school. The competition provides an avenue for middle school students to participate in a simulated trial in the classroom or at a local courthouse. Trials should be videotaped and submitted using the directions in the case materials. Video clips from previous years are provided on this page.
The middle school mock trial program is designed to
- Increase student understanding of and interest in the legal system;
- Generate interest in law-related careers; and
- Improve civic and literacy skills including critical thinking, public speaking, and legal reasoning.
The case materials are aligned with the middle school civics benchmarks including: SS.7.C.2.6 Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.
Supplemental classroom materials are provided. For additional assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry packet and video due date: March 15, 2019 (All 60-minute video entries must be submitted by this date)
Announcement of winner: TBD
Case Materials and Rules
|2019 Middle School Mock Trial Case Packet|
|Middle School Mock Trial Rules Of Competition|
|2016 State Of Florida V Jesse Woodson|
|2017 Skyler Reed V Cameron Jackson|
|2018 Jesse Jones V Palm City|