|High School Mock Trial Program
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 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!
2018 High School Mock Trial Information
Case Materials: State of Iowa v. Devin Emerson
Register Your Team(s)
What is Mock Trial and its Learning Objectives
Welcome/Invitation to Participate
Timeline and Checklist
Regional Competition Map
Regional Competition Schedule (tentative)
Competition Time Sheet
Rules of Procedure
Rules of Evidence
Iowa Mock Trial Explanatory Guide
Coaching Tips II
Volunteer to Judge
Judges Participation Form
Past High School Mock Trial Champions
Regional Award Criteria
Regional Award Certificate
What Students Say About Iowa Mock Trial
Tell Us About Your Attorney Coach