• Philip A. Harley Memorial Mock Trial Competition

    Alameda County Mock Trial

    The Alameda County Mock Trial Competition is a countywide high school criminal trial competition designed to increase understanding of our judicial system and the processes necessary to create a just society.

    The Mock Trial Program is sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). Each year CRF creates a mock trial that addresses serious matters facing young people today.

    Each team works with teacher and attorney coaches to prepare their version of the criminal case, both from the prosecution and defense perspective. Students assume the roles of trial attorneys, pretrial motion attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs. Through these role-playing techniques, students learn about the content and processes of law in an exciting and vibrant way. Also, by studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students increase their public speaking skills, analytical ability and team cooperation.

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    If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise to the Alameda County Mock Trial Competition or would like more information about the program, please contact Ben Sanders, Program Manager at bsanders@acoe.org.

    For more information, visit Constitutional Rights Foundation


  • Judges, Attorneys, Law Students, and other Legal Staff: WE NEED YOUR HELP

    Help us inspire and support the next generation of lawyers and leaders!

    We're looking for volunteers to Judge and Score our High School Competition.  Download this flyer to learn more, or you can sign up here.


     2019-20 Mock Trial Competition Dates

    • Practice Round 1: Tuesday Jan 28
    • Practice Round 2: Thursday, Jan 30
    • Competition Round 1: Tuesday Feb 4
    • Competition Round 2: Thursday, Feb 6
    • Competition Round 3: Tuesday, Feb 11
    • Competition Round 4: Thursday, Feb 13
    • Semi Finals: Tuesday, Feb 25
    • Finals: Thursday, Feb 27

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