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San Diego County High School Mock Trial Website
Browse our site to get details about the SD County High School Mock Trial Program and the 2020 Competition which will be held February 5, 11, 19 & 22
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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.
2019 Competition Highlights
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...
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of students showed up to the Superior Court building in Downtown San Diego on Saturday. They were participating in a mock trial competition. The program is one of the legal community’s premier opportunities for students to learn about the...
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Mock Trial program places high school students in real courtroom settings before actual state and federal judges, according to organizers. In those courtrooms, the students assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses facing off on a hypothetical...
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