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Ohio Students Travel to Columbus, Tackle Students’ Rights in Mock Trial Competition

COLUMBUS (March 8, 2023) - More than 200 Ohio high school students are headed to Downtown Columbus to participate in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 40th Annual Ohio Mock Trial State Competition. After advancing from two rounds of competition, the students will now compete to see who will be named the 2023 Ohio Mock Trial State Champion.  


The following schools will be participating in the competition: 


  • Archbishop Hoban High School (Summit County) 
  • Centerville High School (Montgomery County) 
  • Danville High School (Knox County) 
  • Grove City High School (Franklin County) 
  • Indian Hill High School (Hamilton County) 
  • Keystone High School (Lorain County) 
  • Nordonia High School (Summit County) 
  • North Royalton High School (Cuyahoga County) 
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School (Geauga County) 
  • Orange High School (Cuyahoga County) 
  • Reading Community High School (Hamilton County) 
  • Springfield High School (Clark County) 
  • St. Edward High School (Cuyahoga County) 
  • St. Xavier High School (Hamilton County) 
  • The Summit Country Day School (Hamilton County) 
  • Sylvania Southview High School (Lucas County) 
  • Talawanda High School (Butler County) 
  • Warren High School (Washington County) 
  • Western Reserve Academy (Summit County) 
  • Wheelersburg High School (Scioto County) 
  • William Mason High School (Warren County) 


The 2023 State Competition will take place over the course of three days beginning on March 9 at the Franklin County Courthouse and ending with the State Championship at the Supreme Court of Ohio on March 11. The 2023 state champion team will represent Ohio at the National High School Mock Trial Competition, which will take place May 18-20 in Little Rock, AR, hosted by the Arkansas Mock Trial Foundation.   


OCLRE is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to improve society by developing citizens empowered with an understanding of our democratic system. OCLRE is sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General, Ohio State Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation. The Ohio Mock Trial program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. For more information about OCLRE and its programs, visit 



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