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Mock Trials

About the Club

Students actively prepare and present their cases under the direct supervision of teacher coaches and attorney advisors. Although these are mock trials, they are heard by real judges in a courtroom setting. Student performance is evaluated by a panel of lawyers. By interpreting, analyzing, and portraying the major issues of a case, students obtain a unique insider’s perspective of the American legal process. Participants develop self-esteem, poise, and confidence through both individual and team efforts. The program helps students develop public speaking skills, encourages deductive and inductive reasoning, sharpens reading comprehension, simulates interest in governmental studies, and increases appreciation for our judicial system as a means of enforcing society’s laws.

Important Mock Trial Dates 2022 - 2023

Nov – Jan 29

Preliminary trial rounds

(Unlimited scrimmages - no elimination)

Jan. 30 – Feb. 8

Qualifying Rounds - Round 1 - 3-team sites

(24 Teams advance)

Feb. 13 – 22

Quarter-Finals - Round 2 - Eight 3-team sites

(8 teams advance)

Feb. 28 – March 1

Semi-Finals - Round 3 - Two 4-team sites

March 7 - Tuesday Evening

Finals - Round 4 - 2-teams - Evening Competition

OU Law Center, Bell Courtroom, Norman, OK

May, 2023

National High School Mock Trial Competition


Students in grades 9-12 may register to join a Mock Trial Team. Students will be required to attend both virtual and in-person practices and competitions. Registration is currently closed, please reach out to Jen Robinson with any questions.


Jen Robinson

Managing Director of Advanced Courses

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