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What is the Texas High School Mock Trial Program? Well, we are glad that you asked!
Thousands of high school students from across the state participate each year in this highly motivating, energetic, and challenging academic competition! The program provides a great way for students to gain an “insider’s view” of our judicial system, plus, they gain confidence speaking in front of others and have a lot of fun at the same time. The competition is open to all high school students - public, private and homeschool.
A team of approximately 7-10 students, gathered by a team advisor - this can be an instructor, an attorney, etc. - or even student leaders, compete against their peers in an organized regional competition meet. Regionals are held in late January through early February across the state. The winners of these meets will advance to the State competition in Dallas, TX in March (always the first weekend). The final champion team will then represent the State of Texas at the National Tournament held in May (usually the week/end of Mother's Day).
After registering for the competition, teams are provided with a copy of the case materials (included in the registration fee) which contains the rules, procedures, and the case problem itself. Please note: each team will bear its own expense to all competitions. Teams should secure assistance from an attorney to help with courtroom decorum and trial skills. Please be sure to comply with all regional requirements for competing in your regional competition.
To officially participate in the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition, teams must complete an online registration form and pay the team registration fee by the deadline, December 15. We encourage you to check out our website with everything that you need to know about the competition.
Former participants say that the benefits of preparation and participation in the mock trial program are well worth the time and effort spent. Attorneys and judges alike have been highly impressed with the caliber of the program, the students, and the sponsors. We look forward to our best mock trial year yet!
Texas High School Mock Trial Competition
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201