Welcome to the Santa Clara County State High School Mock Trial Program! The Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Santa Clara County Bar Association are proud to provide a unique opportunity for high school students to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the court.
Students who participate in Mock Trial engage in authentic learning experiences that lead to essential life skills, including, but not limited to:
The 2016 Mock Trial Competition starts February 2, 2016 and will be held at the The Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara. We wish each one of the 25 teams competing a competition full of wonderful learning experiences and lifelong memories.
Competition: 2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11
Quarter Finals: 2/16
Finals: 2/23(Finals will be held at the "0ld Historic Court House")
Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Melissa Christie Director, Curriculum & Instruction (408) 453-6632
Christina Arpante, Ed.D. Coordinator, ELA & Literacy (408) 453-6521
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2015-2016 Santa Clara SeasonPeople vs. Hayes
Courtroom Artist and Journalist Competition
Click HERE to RegisterDeadline artist & journalist registration - January 29, 2016Rubrics are available for download below.
We salute and congratulate the winners of the 2015 Mock Trial Competition.County Champion
Prospect High SchoolFinalistsSt. Francis
Semi FinalistsArchbishop Mitty
Lincoln High SchoolQuarter FinalistsHenry T. Gunderson High SchooLLos Gatos High SchoolLos Altos High SchoolAnn Sobrato High SchoolWillow Glen High SchoolCourtroom Artist
WinnerKatherine Liu, Saratoga High SchoolRunner-UpGabriel Orozco, Downtown College Prep High SchoolCourtroom Journalist Cassidy Ross - Gunderson High School