• 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 in CA by Teach Democracy (formerly the Constitutional Rights Foundation), 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!

    2023-2024 Mock Trial Competition Results: Congratulations Piedmont High School!

    Piedmont High School

    The Alameda County Mock Trial season came to an eventful conclusion on March 29th at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland, as Piedmont High School was able to narrowly defeat Bishop O'Dowd High School in a highly spirited final round to be crowned 2023-24 County Champions.

    To get to the finals, Piedmont had to squeeze past the highly skilled American High School, and O’Dowd had to overcome first-time semi-finalist Oakland School for the Arts.  Piedmont represented Alameda County admirably at the State finals in March, finishing 12th out of 38 teams.



    For more information, visit Teach Democracy


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    ben sanders 

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