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.
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.
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!