Oregon High School Mock Trial Competition

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

Registration closed.

2019 Mock Trial case materials are now available to the public:

2019 OR Mock Trial Case: Finley MacPherson v. Coho Community Association

Also, we will be following up with registered teams for further details in the next couple of weeks.

Scrimmage Opportunity! Join a fun group of area teams on February 9, 2019 to practice this year’s case at the 2nd Annual Mock Trial Scrimmage Jamboree, sponsored by the Sandy High School Team.  If you’re interested, email Chris Meyers!

Oregon High School Mock Trial Competition Basics:

  • The Mock Trial case for the competition year is usually publicly released mid-late November.
  • Teams can register for the Mock Trial Regional Competition any time during Fall Semester through the end of January.
  • Starting the first week of February, Classroom Law Project hosts a Mock Trial Listserv where team coaches can ask questions and get clarifications about the case and where CLP makes weekly announcements. Any stipulations made on the Listserv supercede those in the originally published case.
  • The Oregon High School Mock Trial Regional Competitions occur around the state the first week of March
  • Current Mock Trial Regions:
    • Lane County
    • Deschutes County
    • Jackson County
    • Clackamas County
    • Eastern Oregon
    • Washington County
    • Multnomah County
  • Winners from the Regional Competitions then advance to the State Competition, usually held on a Friday evening & all day Saturday mid-March.
  • The winning team at the State Competition go on to compete at the National High School Mock Trial Competition.

2019 Mock Trial Competition

  • November 16 2018 – Registration for 2019 Competition Opens
  • January 12, 2019 – Registration for 2019 Competition Closes
  • February 1, 2019 – Mock Trial Q&A Form Opens
  • February 9, 2019 – Sandy High School 2nd Annual Mock Trial Scrimmage Jamboree!
  • February 22, 2019 -Mock Trial Q&A Form Closes
  • March 2, 2019 – OR HS Mock Trial Regional Competitions
  • March 15 & 16, 2019 – OR HS Mock Trial State Tournament
  • May 16-18, 2019 – National HS Mock Trial Competition (Athens, GA)
Registration Guidelines

Please have ONE 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)
  • Secondary Team Contact Person (Name, Address, Email, Phone)
  • Names of all Team Attorney or other Coaches
  • One Committed Community/Educator 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)
Volunteer Judges

We need LOTS of volunteer judges from the legal community as well as the business and education community! It is very helpful to us if a judge can commit to judging two rounds (each round is approximately 1.5 hours).

You will need the following information to register:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Address
  • Whether you can volunteer for Regionals and/or State Competitions
  • What time of day at each you prefer to volunteer
  • What your profession & business is
  • If you have any conflicts with competing teams
  • Your excited anticipation at witnessing this amazing event!

You can sign up on our volunteer form any time and we’ll be in contact as we need judges.