- How It Works
- Regional Competitions
- State Finals
- Be a Mock Trial Judge!
- The Case
- 2012/13 Mock Trial Calendar
- Mentor Program
- DVDs For Sale
- Team Registration
- Previous Mock Trial State Competition Winners
The High School Mock Trial Competition is one of CLP’s most popular and enduring programs. It begins with more than 70 teams competing in regional competitions across the state and culminates with the state finals competition in Portland.
Students work together with classmates, teachers and volunteer attorney-coaches on a hypothetical case. They develop and sharpen critical analysis, public speaking and interpersonal skills. They become more poised and self confident – and they learn about the U.S. justice system in the process.
Click here to download the 2012-13 FLYER
Teams of 8-18 students argue a case before 3-judge panels comprised of attorneys and educators or other community representatives. They will put on the case three times – arguing each side at least once.
The top teams from each region compete in the state competition at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland for the Oregon title.
Oregon’s winning team will send eight students to the National Mock Trial Championship.
The 2013 case was State v. Durden. The case involved death by excessive drinking of water. Could it be criminal?
View cases from previous Mock Trial Competitions.
Congratulations to all teams who participated in regional mock trial competitions on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at county courthouses around the state. Hats off not only to students but also to their giving, patient, smart, and sometimes even funny coaches!
The following teams advanced to the state competition in Portland on March 15 & 16:
Clackamas – Hon. Kathie Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deschutes – Ms. Angela Lee, email@example.com & Mr. Bruce White, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Oregon – TBA
Jackson – Mr. Justin Rosas, email@example.com
Linn – Mr. David Delsman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Multnomah – Classroom Law Project, email@example.com
Washington – Ms. Elizabeth Lemoine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all fourteen teams participating in the 2013 Mock Trial State Competition on Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013 at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse. The presentations were all outstanding! A special round of applause to West Salem and Village Home Education Resource Center for claiming 3rd and 4th place, respectively, and a standing ovation to Riverdale and St. Mary’s Academy who faced off in the final round. In the end, St. Mary’s Academy claimed the title of state champion and will represent Oregon at the National Mock Trial competition in Indianaopolis, IN, from May 9-11, 2013. Go St. Mary’s Academy!
Click here to view and order photos from the 2013 Mock Trial State Competition. The password is ClassLaw.
Listerv registration will open at the end of December 2013. A listserv is used to keep teams current and up to date. The listserv makes announcements, answers teams’ questions, and provides information from the competition’s coordinators.
Teams are responsible for having at least one listserv contact to receive official notice of mock trial matters. Failure to check the listserv may result in missing vital mock trial information.
Teams may pose questions at anytime, but responses won’t begin until late January. They will be posted approximately once a week, usually Friday. Listserv contacts will receive notice of updates.
Would you like to have mock trial at your school but shy away because it is just too much work? We can help.
We know that leading a mock trial team to the regional competition is a challenging endeavor. But we have a plan to ease the load. It is called Mentored Mock Trial and it is being offered free of charge (value exceeds $500).
Mentored Mock Trial includes:
- your own mentor who is an experienced mock trial teacher-coach or attorney-coach;
- sub pay for planning with your mentor, if needed;
- travel stipend for meeting with your mentor, if needed;
- team registration fee waiver ($250 value); and
- free dvd of past mock trial state winning round.
We are committed to mock trial because we know it changes lives. Mock trial is a challenging academic activity that develops speaking, reasoning, and writing skills. Students learn about the American justice system. It links them with caring and involved adults in their communities. Students love the competition and sense of theater of it all. It is, well, fun!
To get started with the Mentor Program, contact us at email@example.com.
Oct | Registration forms available
Nov 13| Two copies of case mailed to teams submitting complete registration (including payment)
Dec 14 | Metro Mini Mock Trial non-competitive event – Portland (separate registration)
Dec 14 | Team registration deadline, $50 late fees begin
Jan 4 | Last day registrations accepted; No refunds after this day
late-Jan | Listserv responses begin (questions welcome any time)
Mar 2 | All regional competitions – various locations statewide
Mar 15-16 | State Finals competition – Portland
May 9-11 | National High School competition – Indianapolis, IN
Click here to order DVDs of past Oregon High School State Final competitions.
Each school may bring up to three teams.
1 team = $250 + $50 late fee
2 teams = $450 + $50 late fee
3 teams = $650 + $50 late fee
New team = Fee waived + $50 late fee
Team returning after 4+ year hiatus = Fee waived + $50 late fee
Team registration for the 2013 Mock Trial Competition is now closed. To add an additional team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 224-4424.
2011 Catlin Gabel
2010 Catlin Gabel
2009 West Linn
2008 West Salem
2007 West Linn
2006 La Salle
2004 Catlin Gabel
2001 Catlin Gabel
2000 South Salem
1998 Lake Oswego
1997 Lake Oswego
1996 South Salem
1994 Oregon Episcopal
1991 Sam Barlow
1988 Girls State
1987 Lake Oswego