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.

Congratulations 2022-23 Oregon High School Mock Trial State Champion team Lincoln High School (Portland).

 

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.