Oregon High School Mini Mock & Scrimmages

Want to practice your mock trial skills in a friendly semi-competitive way?

As Oregon High School Mock Trial teams prepare for the Regional Competitions, they may want a chance to practice their courtroom moves, receive feedback from judges and get a feel for how they work together as a team in the trial environment. Below, we suggest a couple of ways teams can practice prior to their Regional Competition trials. 

Mini Mock

Classroom Law Project is bringing back a revamped Mini Mock competition in the 2022-23 season for teams interested in practicing their skills in a live event. Mini Mock offers competing teams the opportunity to practice both plaintiff and defendant sides of a case in a low-stakes atmosphere that focuses on learning and growing as a competitor. Each team will participate in two trials and receive feedback from team coaches serving as judges. 

2022 Mini Mock Dates

  • Case release: Friday, September 2
  • Registration: September 15 – October 24
  • Northwest/Metro Mini Mock Competition: Saturday, November 5
  • Southern Oregon Mini Mock Competition: Friday, November 11

The Mini Mock case will be different from the season competition case, and the competition is limited to 16 teams. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis with priority given to teams not planning on participating in Regional Competitions and teams composed of new-to-Mock Trial participants. 

Mock Trial Scrimmages

A great way for teams to gain experience prior to Regional Competitions is to participate in a friendly scrimmage with another team. Many teams throughout the state are happy to set up a day and time to connect with another Mock Trial team to practice their courtroom strategies. This affords teams an informal way to gain real-world experience competing in a lower-stakes environment without all the logistical requirements associated with hosting a larger-scale invitational or Mini Mock Competition.

Interested in finding a scrimmage partner? Complete this Quick Form and gain access to the 2022-2023 Oregon High School Mock Trial Scrimmage Coordination Directory.

Duckpond Showdown

The students that make up the University of Oregon Mock Trial team host an invitational open to high school teams from around Oregon. It’s an opportunity for high school competitors to meet and compete in front of collegiate Mock Trial team members.

This season’s all-day (8:30am – 5:00pm) competition will take place on December 3, 2022 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Teams can apply to this year’s tournament by following THIS LINK. Note, registration closes on October 15, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding Duckpond Showdown events please contact the team directly or follow them on Instagram HERE

Please contact Chris Parrucci if you have any questions about preparing for the Oregon High School Mock Trial Competition.