Welcome to the
San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition Website
The 2020-2021 Mock Trial Season is Underway! Details about our program and important deadlines can be found throughout this website.
"November 2020 News"
The San Diego County Rulebook has been released! Please take time to review the rules which have been modified for a virtual competition and only apply to the San Diego County competition. A number of the modifications and rules changes will be addressed and highlighted during the Mandatory Rules and Procedures Update sessions.
AT LEAST ONE TEACHER AND COACH FROM EACH SCHOOL WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE OF THE TWO SCHEDULED RULES AND PROCEDURES UPDATE SESSIONS. You are welcome to include a student team captain or leader as well. New information regarding the online format and modified rules will be presented. The Sessions will be held on Tuesday, November 17th at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. To RSVP click on the link below.
We have started to receive questions relating to the 2021 competition. Check out our FAQs page!
In a month where giving thanks is paramount, we are grateful for your involvement in mock trial, and your interest in learning about the justice system and in civics education generally. We wish for all a meaningful, safe and happy Thanksgiving!
THE SAN DIEGO RULEBOOK HAS ARRIVED!
Click on the button below to veiw any changes to the case. If there are changes to the case the errata will be updated each Friday.
RSVP for the Mandatory Mock Trial Rules and Procedures Update
About the San Diego Mock Trial Competition
The mission of the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Program is to foster understanding and respect for the American legal system and for the rule of law. The program seeks to develop high school students into better citizens by familiarizing them with our Constitution and Bill of Rights through a mock trial competition enhancing students’ ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and work as a team as well as with other members of society.
The San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition and Program are administered by the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Committee, which is chaired by representatives of the San Diego County Superior Court and the San Diego County Bar Association. Representing local law agencies and organizations, and the state and federal courts, committee members devote hundreds of hours of volunteer time, as well as resources and expertise, to organize and conduct the annual competition. To learn more about the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Committee, click here.
2020 Competition Highlights
SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- We could have some future attorneys, lawyers, and judges on our hands at Westview High School. That’s because they just won the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition. Here to talk about their journey are Peter Kang, Lori Westin, Tiffany...
2019-02-28 WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL WINS MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
By PAULINE REPARD FEB. 25, 2019 5 AM San Diego — They learned the case and they learned the law. For countless hours over the past five months, 435 high school students from around the county memorized, practiced and role-played as attorneys, witnesses, court clerks...
Feel free to contact us by email below. We will reply promptly, but your question may already be part of our FAQs that includes questions from teachers, students, and attorney volunteers.