• Alameda County Mock Trial


    The Mock trial competition is a countywide high school criminal trial competition designed to increase an understanding of the judicial system and the processes necessary to create a just society. This national event, sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), allows students an opportunity to engage in civic discourse about issues that impact society. Each team works with a teacher and attorney coach to prepare their version of the criminal case. As students assume the roles of attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs, they learn team cooperation, public speaking, and critical thinking. New teams form in the summer/early fall each school year!

    2022-2023 Mock Trial Competition Results: Congratulations Moreau Catholic High School

    winning team

    Congratulations to Moreau Catholic High School, who earned first place in the Alameda County Competition! They will be competing at the state championships in Los Angeles this March. 

    • Runner Up: Bishop 'O Dowd
    • Semi-Finalists: Piedmont High School and Irvington High School

    2022- 2023 Mock Trial Schedule

    The Mock Trial took place in Hybrid format to ensure safety and accessibility to all. The competition was as follows: 

    Practice Rounds ( Virtual): During these two rounds (Tuesday January 24 and Thursday January 26th), the registered teams will practice their skills with trials. Each set of teams will be assigned to a separate breakout room with their judge and scorers. 

    Competition Rounds1 and 2 (Virtual): During these two rounds (Tuesday February 7 and Thursday February 9), the registered teams will start their competition. The performance of this round will carry forward with the team in their next competition rounds. 

    Competition Rounds 3 and 4 (In Person- Alameda County Courthouse): During these two rounds (Tuesday February 7 and Thursday February 9), the registered teams competed at the Alameda County Courthouse. 

    Finals and Semifinals (In Person- Alameda County Courthouse): Those who have qualified for the semi-finals (Monday February 13th) and then the finals (Thursday February 16th) competed in person at the Alameda County Courthouse)


    For more information, visit Constitutional Rights Foundation




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    dana wickner Ben Sanders, Ed.D.
    Program Director, Civics Education
    (510) 670-7751