Oregon High School Mock Trial Competition

Oregon has been participating in the National High School Mock Trial Competition (NHSMTC) since 1987, and Civics Learning Project is proud to be the state coordinator for Oregon’s competition.

State Competition Results

Congratulations to all the teams who competed at the State Competition on March 16 and 17 at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. West Linn High School (Black) will be representing Oregon at this year’s National High School Mock Trial Competition in Delaware in May.

  • 1st Place – West Linn High School (Black)
  • 2nd Place – Catlin Gabel
  • 3rd Place – West Linn High School (Gold)
  • 4th Place – Village Home
  • 5th Place – Jesuit High School


Regional Competition Results

The following teams will be advancing to the State Competition, to be held March 16 and 17, 2024 at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland. Teams are listed in random order, and do not reflect any ranking or score.

Congratulations to all the competitors!

  • Summit High School Black


Clackamas County
  • Franklin High School Maroon
  • West Linn Black
  • Village Home Blue


  • Baker City Purple


  • West Linn Gold
  • St. Mary’s School White
  • Caitlin Gabel Blue


  • West Linn Green
  • Grant High School Black
  • Jesuit High School Gold


  • Crater High School Black
  • St.Mary’s Blue


Southern Willamette Valley
  • West Salem High School White
  • McNary High School Blue
  • North Eugene High School Red



2023-24 Mock Trial Season Dates

August 24, 2023 – Mock Trial Teacher & Coach Meeting

September 1, 2023 – Mini Mock Case Release

September 8, 2023 – Mini Mock registration opens (closes 10/20)

September 8, 2023 – Mock Trial registration opens (closes 12/15)

October 6, 2023 – Mock Trial Competition Case Release (Access Case Here*)

November 4, 2023 – Mini Mock Event – Metro/Northwest

November 2023 tbd – Mini Mock Event – Southern Oregon

November 16, 2023 – Mock Trial Season Kickoff Event (virtual)

February 24, 2024 – Mock Trial Regional Competitions (Eastern, Central, Southern, and S. Willamette Valley Regions)

March 2, 2024 – Mock Trial Regional Competitions (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County Regions)

March 16-17, 2024 – Oregon High School Mock Trial State Competition (Portland)

May 3-4, 2024 – National High School Mock Trial Competition (Wilmington, Delaware)

Have feedback? We want to hear from the Oregon Mock Trial community to make the competition the best it can be. Please complete the Mock Trial Competition Feedback Form.

Oregon High School Mock Trial Competition Basics:

Registration Guidelines

Please have ONE person (a teacher or coach) register per team.

You will need the following information to register:
    • Team School
    • Team School’s Address
    • Team School’s County
    • Primary Team Contact Person (Name, Address, Email, Phone)
    • Names of all Team Attorney or other Coaches
    • One Committed (whom you have already confirmed) Witness Judge who can serve at least 2 rounds in the Regional Competition (Name, Email, Phone Number, Address)
    • Number of students on team
    • Registration Fee (waived for first time teams)
  • Starting in late January, Civics Learning Project hosts a Mock Trial Q&A page where team coaches can ask questions, get clarifications about the case, and read weekly announcements from CLP. Any stipulations made on the Q&A page supersede those in the originally published case.
  • The Oregon High School Mock Trial Regional Competitions occur around the state in February.
  • Winners from the Regional Competitions advance to the State Competition held in early March.

For more information about Mock Trial, please contact Chris Parrucci.


*An updated version of the Competition Case was published on October 19, 2023. Edits include the addition of Jury Instructions, reformatting of Exhibit 6, and fixes in grammar, spelling, names.