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High School Mock Trial
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Mock trial is designed to introduce students to our legal system by providing a challenging, academic competition. The program offers students an opportunity for personal growth and achievement, emphasizing the importance of research, presentation, and teamwork.

In addition to teaching students about contemporary public issues and the legal system, the program encourages teachers and students to develop learning partnerships with professionals from the community.

Lawyers from communities throughout Iowa contribute their time as coaches and judges at the tournaments.

Judges from Iowa's District Courts also participate. These linkages between the schools and the legal profession show students that the community is committed to their educational success.

We hope that you will consider participation in this valuable educational program. Last year, more than 1,600 high school students from across Iowa participated. The tournament includes students from social studies courses, TAG programs, at-risk classes, and extracurricular mock trial clubs. We urge you to join the fun!












2015 High School Mock Trial

2015 Iowa High School Mock Trial State Tournament Results

The H.S. Mock Trial Championship will air on MC22 on Friday, April 3 at 7 pm; Saturday, April 4 at 4:30 pm; Monday, April 6 at 6:30 am; Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30 pm;  and Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 am. Beginning on April 9, Mediacom digital customers can see the championship at any time on demand. Using the TV remote, go to the On Demand menu, click on "Mediacom Local” then "MC22” followed by "Youth Events.”

Mock Trial Clinic Information
Regional Award Templates
Regional Award Criteria
Memos to Coaches
Preseason Memo
Mock Trial Rubric

Past High School Mock Trial Champions

Registration & Competition Information

Welcome/Invitation to Participate
What is Mock Trial & Learning Objectives
Tournament Information
Timeline & Checklist
Regional Competition Map
Regional Competition Note
Regional Competition Schedule
What Students Say About Iowa Mock Trial
Registration Form
Judge Participation Form
Tell Us About Your Attorney Coach
Team Roster
Competition Time Sheet
Competition Time Sheet (Revised)
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Evidence
Iowa Mock Trial Explanatory Guide
Sample Ballot

For Judges

Volunteer to Judge
Orientation Power Point
Orientation Audio
Judges Handbook
Scoring/Evaluation Criteria
Judge EZ Reference Guide
Pre-Trial Checklist
Sample Ballot

Other Resources

Coaching Tips
Coaching Tips II

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