Mock Trial

Oregon High School Mock Trial

Mock Trial is both a classroom strategy and an extracurricular competition that high school students have loved for decades. Using a mock court case, students play the roles of attorneys, witnesses, and court officers while learning the lasting skills of public speaking, teamwork, research, collaboration, civil and criminal legal concepts, and civic engagement. It is a way to bring the law alive for students and to give them a voice in what otherwise might seem a very distant judicial system.

Oregon has been participating in the National High School Mock Trial Competition (NHSMTC) since 1987, and Classroom Law Project is proud to carry that legacy for Oregon high schools into the 21st century! Every February and March, high school teams from all around the state compete in 8 different regional competitions. The winners of those regionals compete at the State Competition and that winner goes on to the National Competition to compete against winners from states across the country. Check out all our past winners!

Classroom Law Project coordinates the high school mock trial competitions in Oregon and also provides workshops for teachers on how to implement mock trial strategies in their classrooms.

Check our upcoming events for learning opportunities. To see historical materials — including past case packets — visit our resources page and filter the PROGRAM by “Mock Trial”.