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 staff@flrea.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

2019 Middle School Mock Trial Virtual Competition Registration and Submission

When accessing this link, you will be asked to be both register your middle school class and provide your video submission link for the 2018-2019 Virtual Middle School Virtual Mock Trial Competition. Therefore, this form should be submitted once your video submission is also ready. Submissions are due by midnight on March 15, 2019.

Register and Submit Now

Supplemental Classroom Materials

Law Teaserspdf
Walking Through A Trialpdf

Middle School Mock Trial Videos

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