In mock trials, high school students in grades 9 through 12
model the roles of attorneys, plaintiffs and defendants. They actively
prepare and present their cases under the direct supervision of teacher
coaches and attorney advisors. Although these are mock trials, they are
heard by real judges in a courtroom setting. Student performance is
evaluated by a panel of lawyers.
By interpreting, analyzing and portraying the major issues
of a case, students obtain a unique insider's perspective of the
American legal process. Participants develop self-esteem, poise and
confidence through both individual and team efforts.
The program helps students develop public speaking skills,
encourages deductive and inductive reasoning, sharpens reading
comprehension, stimulates interest in governmental studies and increases
appreciation for our judicial system as a means of enforcing society's
Take a few minutes to see what Mock Trial is all about by viewing this six minute video
explaining our program through personal testimonials from students,
teachers and attorney coaches. It will inspire you to become involved in
this outstanding educational opportunity. You will be excited and want
to use this as a recruitment tool within you school. Enjoy.
Narrator - National High School Mock Trial
FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT
OBA/YLD Mock Trial Coordinator
3812 Spyglass Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120