Mock Trial begins mid October and runs through February/March. Meetings are held weekly and then biweekly as we get closer to district competition in February. The club continues into March if we make it to the state competition in Olympia.
Mock Trial is a great way to learn about the legal system, have fun "acting" as a lawyer, witness, or bailiff, and compete with students from other schools. Students gain first-hand knowledge of our judicial system and enhance their skills through hands-on activities in public speaking, research, and critical thinking. Local district competitions are held and then the top twenty teams compete in the final competition held in Olympia, Washington. Real judges preside over the trial and practicing attorneys critique and score student performances. At the state level we work with the YMCA https://www.seattleymca.org/programs/youthprograms/youthandgovernment
Additional information at the national level can be found @ http://www.nationalmocktrial.org/.
Contact Julie Davis, Mock Trial Adviser, for more information.