Middle School Mock Trial Virtual Competition

An Avenue For Middle School Classes To Participate In a Simulated Trial

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. is sponsoring its third annual state-wide middle school mock trial simulation and competition. The competition requires no travel but instead provides an avenue for middle school classes 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. FLREA and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will provide awards to the top three teams!

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 staff@flrea.org.


Entry packet and video due date: March 26, 2018 (All 60-minute video entries must be submitted by this date)
Announcement of winner: 2018 date TBD

Case Materials and Rules

2018 Middle School Mock Trial Case Packetpdf
Middle School Mock Trial Rules Of Competitionpdf

Pages 61-62 – Introduction of Documents, Exhibits, Items, and Other Physical Objects into Evidence

Supplemental Classroom Materials

Law Teaserspdf
Walking Through A Trialpdf

Middle School Mock Trial Videos

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