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What is Mock Trial?
 
Mock Trial is an academic competition in which students from Los Angeles County High Schools compete to simulate a criminal trial in a real court setting.  Students will portray each of the principals in the cast of courtroom characters. Student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research, and receive guidance from volunteer attorneys in courtroom procedures and trial preparation. Students participate as lawyers, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs, thus acquiring a working knowledge of our judicial system. The Mock Trial Program encourages young people to develop their analytical abilities and communication skills while gaining increased self-confidence.
 
How do you sign up for Mock Trial?
 
        See Mr. Ryan in room 201.
 
When does Mock Trial Meet?
 
        Mock Trial meets Monday through Friday from 2:30-3:30 until our competition in November.
 
Can I participate in Mock Trial if I am part of other school or outside groups?
 
           All students are welcome to participate as long as they can make most meetings.  Unfortunately, since our season is short some students may not have the time.  Students in Fall sports or the play probably will not be able to participate.  Please see Mr. Ryan if you have questions.