Congratulations to High School Mock Trial Champions
Indian Hill - Team Red
State Runner-up: Orange High School Team Shanghai
Top Four: Archbishop Hoban – Team Kagan, St. Vincent St. Mary Team Gold
Top Eight: Archbishop Hoban – Team Powell, Portsmouth Team Blue, St. Xavier – Team Blue, and Westerville North – Team Ishmael
The Center thanks all teams, advisors,
judges and volunteers that made the
30th Annual Ohio Mock Trial competition possible!
Objectives of Mock Trial
Improve critical thinking, reading, writing, public speaking and listening skills
Develop understanding and appreciation for the law, court procedures, and the judicial system
Understand constitutional rights and responsibilities
Recognize and reward students’ academic and intellectual achievements
Each year volunteer attorneys create an original case around a current constitutional issue important to students. Mock Trial teams work with an attorney or a judge to prepare their case – from both the plaintiff and defense perspective. Competitions at the district, regional and state levels are conducted in an actual courtroom and are scored by panels of lawyers and judges.
It’s Easy to Get Involved
The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education presents several professional development workshops for beginning Mock Trial teachers. A new case is released each autumn. The mock trial competition manual includes the case, competition rules, case law, rules of evidence and teaching materials. For more information about becoming involved with the Ohio Mock Trial program, please contact Todd Burch, Esq. at email@example.com