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.
How does High School Mock Trial work? Teams of nine to twenty five students study a hypothetical case that is privuded by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). Teams conduct legal research and receive individual coaching by their school coach and a volunteer attorney in trial preparation, courtroom protocol, courtroom procedure, analysis and communication.Preparation begins in the fall and culminates for the County competition in February. The winning team represents Santa Clara County at the state competition.
Students who participate in Mock Trial engage in authentic learning experiences that lead to essential life skills, including, but not limited to:
Please visit our Invitational website for more details. Click the HERE, or gavel above, to access.
September 20, 2016atthe Santa Clara County Office of Education4:30P - 6:30P
Coaches- CLICK HERE to let us know you're attending the meeting! Thanks!
Other Dates to note:
Mock Trial Invitational: January 14, 2017
Competition was strong this year! All 25 teams should be extremely proud of their growth, performances, and team work.
Ann Sobrato High School
Cheer on Sobrato as they compete at the 35th Annual California Mock Trial Finals on March 18-20th, in Sacramento.
Click here for the CRF State Competition Website
Mock Trial Finals Agenda 16.pdf
COURTROOM ARTISTWinnerKatherine Liu, Saratoga High SchoolRunner-UpClementine Chou, Homestead High SchoolCOURTROOM JOURNALISTDerek Shao - Monta Vista High School
Sobrato vs. Willow Glen
Lynbrook, Gunderson, Sobrato, and Willow Glen
QUARTER FINALSGunderson, Leigh, Lincoln, Lynbrook, Prospect, Sobrato,St. Francis, and Willow Glen
Melissa Christie Director, Curriculum & Instruction (408) 453-6632
Christina Arpante, Ed.D. Coordinator, ELA & Literacy (408) 453-6521
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