Mock Trial is a competitive, public-speaking based extracurricular club that blends hard work with fun team bonding. With competition sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law Related Education, the club's purpose is to provide students with an authentic experience of law-related careers and court proceedings in the real world while developing skills in public speaking, debate and analytical thinking. Throughout the year, teams of 6-8 students prepare for a trial regarding a fictional case based off of a real court case. Students choose to act as a lawyer or to portray a witness, and either represent the plaintiff/prosecution or the defendant. In late January teams compete in a district competition against students from other high schools and work to advance to regional competition and state finals. Member fee is $50, which covers team entrance fees, a t-shirt and food.
Advisor Name: Rob Rivera
Advisor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Wednesdays at 3 PM
Online Platform: Google Classroom
Log on Instructions: Students interested in Mock Trial should join the google classroom. The Google Classroom link for the meetings will be in the classroom. The class code will be shared on Mr. Rivera's website on the Mock Trial page.