Mock Trial Competition


Information for other regional competitions will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Student Check In: 7:00am
Student Orientation: 7:30am
Round 1: 8:30am
Round 2: 10:45am
Round 3: 1:30pm
Awards: 3:45pm
Location: Clackamas County Courthouse, 807 Main Street, Oregon City, OR 97045

Doors Open: 7:30am
Student Orientation: 8:15am
Round 1: 8:30am
Round 2: 11:00am
Round 3: 1:45pm
Awards: 4:00pm
Location: Deschutes County Courthouse, 1100 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR 97701

Orientation: 8:15am
Round 1: 8:30am
Round 2: 10:45am
Round 3: 1:45pm
Awards: 4:00pm
Location: Jackson County Courthouse, 100 S. Oakdale Avenue, Medford, OR 97501

Student Orientation (courtroom 1): 8:15am
Round 1: 8:30am
Round 2: 10:30am
Round 3: 1:30pm
Awards (courtroom 1): 3:30pm
Location: Linn County Courthouse, 104 Fourth Avenue SW, Albany, OR 97321

Student Orientation: 9:30am
Round 1: 10:00am
Lunch: 12:00pm
Round 2: 12:45pm
Round 3: 3:00pm
Location: Malheur County Courthouse, 251 B Street West, Vale, OR 97918

Doors Open: 7:45am
Round 1: 9:00am
Round 2: 11:30am
Round 3: 2:00pm
Awards: 4:0pm
Location: Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Doors Open: 7:00am
Student Orientation: 8:00am
Round 1: 8:30am
Round 2: 11:00am
Round 3: 1:30pm
Awards: 4:00pm
Location: 150 N. 1st Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124


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.

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.

Advancing teams will compete in the State Finals in March each year at the Mark Hatfield US Courthouse in Portland, OR. Click here to view and order photos from the 2014 State Finals.  If the website prompts you for a password, it is ClassLaw. Click here to view and order photos from the 2013 Mock Trial State Competition.  The password is ClassLaw.

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The Case

The 2015 case is a civil case: Avery Leon v. Chinook County Transportation District and Lindsey Palmer.  Last year’s competition case is available here.  Download the 2013 Mock Trial Case Part 1  Part 2. View cases from previous Mock Trial Competitions.

2014/15 Mock Trial Important Dates
February 28 – All regional competitions (various locations statewide).
March 13 & 14 – State Finals Competition (Portland).
May 14-16 – Mock Trial National Finals Competition (Raleigh, North Carolina).

Results of  last year’s State Mock Trial Competition

1st Place – West Linn Green
2nd Place – West Salem White
3rd Place – West Salem Green
4th Place – Lincoln Red

West Linn Green team placed SEVENTH  in the National Mock Trial Competition!

Regional Coordinators

Clackamas – Mr. Bill Knox,
Deschutes – Ms. Angela Lee, & Judge Wells Ashby,
Eastern Oregon – Dave Eyler,
Jackson – Mr. Justin Rosas,
Linn – Ms. Kristen Sager-Kottre,
Multnomah – Classroom Law Project,
Washington – Ms. Elizabeth Lemoine, & Judge Andrew Erwin,


To register for and to submit questions to the listserv, please click here. The 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. View the 2014/15 listserv announcements here.

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.

Previous Mock Trial State Competition Winners

2014 West Linn High School
2013 St. Mary’s Academy
2012 Jesuit
2011 Catlin Gabel
2010 Catlin Gabel
2009 West Linn
2008 West Salem
2007 West Linn
2006 La Salle
2005 Riverdale
2004 Catlin Gabel
2003 Lincoln
2002 Lincoln
2001 Catlin Gabel
2000 South Salem
1999 Grant
1998 Lake Oswego
1997 Lake Oswego
1996 South Salem
1995 Lincoln
1994 Oregon Episcopal
1993 Grant
1992 Parkrose
1991 Sam Barlow
1990 Sprague
1989 Lincoln
1988 Girls State
1987 Lake Oswego