Mock Trial is an academic competition, sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association, in which students simulate the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictional trial situation. It provides students with hands-on opportunities to develop their understanding of the law, court procedure, and the legal system. It also provides terrific opportunities to develop critical thinking, public speaking, acting, team building, leadership, and other skills.
Minnetonka High School will be entering two teams in the competition this year. A team must have at least eight members, three attorneys, three witnesses, a time-keeper, and a bailiff, but can have as many as 14. Students who do not participate in one round may participate in the next. Only two students on a team are required to participate in every round, in the role of attorney and/or witness.
Students will be arguing a criminal case this year. Each team must be prepared to argue both the prosecution and defense sides.
Download the informational flyer or contact David Drueding, the MHS Mock Trial Advisor/Coach for more information.