2013-2014 Mock Trial
Mock Trial Handbooks for Classroom Use
|Please find below 'for information only' tools to use for classroom exercises in Mock Trial. Not to be used for Competition purposes. |
An Overview of the American Legal System - A Guide for Classroom Use (PDF)
To Be Used in Conjunction with the Mock Trial Competition Handbook
Mock Trial Competition Handbook (PDF)
Rules and Procedures for State Competition
Rules of Evidence Cheat Sheet (PDF)
For complete rule, please refer to "Simplified Rules of Evidence" section found on page 18 of the Mock Trial Competition Handbook.
Other Mock Trial Resources and Useful Links
|Putting on Mock Trials|
Newly revised and expanded booklet provides information about mock trials, including their value as a learning tool in elementary and secondary classrooms, techniques for recruiting lawyers and judges to assist in mock trials, ideas about mock trial competitions, etc., as well as a number of actual trials, encompassing every grade level and many different kinds of trials. Available for purchase through the American Bar Association.
Mock Trial Blog
Mock trial info for high school kids.
ClassBrain.com Mock Trial information
Links to Mock Trial scripts, a Supreme Court search, and useful Mock Trial guides
Mini Mock Trial Manual (PDF)
From the Minnesota Center Community Legal Education
Center for Civic Education
We the People: The Citizen and the Constituation program webpages
American Bar Association's Mock Trial Resources
Includes information on types of mock trials, tips on preparing and conducting the trial, simplified steps and rules in a trial, and even guidelines on mock trial competitions.
Mock Trial Cases for Upper Grade Levels
|The People of the State of New York v. Mickey Jackson (PDF) |
Mickey Jackson has been charged with unauthorized use of a computer, computer trespass and computer tampering.
Pat Dunn V. Chris LePuck (PDF)
Dunn v. LePuck involves a dispute between two hockey players over a hockey match that spiraled out of control. The case raises issues of negligence, comparative fault, and assorted evidentiary issues.
State v Taylor Mock Trial Case Materials (PDF)
The prosecution of a high school security officer who shot, allegedly in self defense, a suspected gang member after a football game.
Pat Smith v. Old Man Of The Mountain School System (PDF)
A high school senior, after a dress-code violation, is prohibited from participating in a soccer match. With college scouts in attendance at the game, the student would be "auditioning" for a scholarship. The student has brought a suit in state court in New Hampshire seeking an injunction.
Mock Trial Cases For All Grade Levels
|State V. Parsons (w/Caselaw) (PDF) |
The defendant is charged with speeding, DWI, possession of marijuana and cocaine and operating with an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
JAMIE B. FOOTE, a minor, by Pat Foote, the next best friend, et. al. v. J.R. MOSES, et. al. and SMALLVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (PDF)
The Foote... v. J.R. Moses... case concerns the constitutionality of a school policy against dancing on school premises.
State of Arizona vs. Terry C. Jackson (PDF)
In the case, a high school student who left campus for lunch is charged with negligent homicide after one of the passengers in his car is killed in an accident.
Alex Strusa V. New Concord School District (PDF)
The plaintiff, contending that his hopes for attending a prestigious college on a full scholarship were dashed when the school released to colleges a transcript noting a five-day suspension for violating the school's zero-tolerance drug policy, is suing his high school principal for libel and breach of contract.
State v. Reed/Rita A. Bok (PDF)
A First Amendment case founded in charges of criminal trespass and riot.
State of New Hampshire v. Don (Dawn) Loder (PDF)
This case involves several teens who hack into computer systems. The result: chaos at the zoo. Who is responsible?
Kevin Dunn v. Linda L. LePuck (PDF)
Negligence & liability as result of hockey game.
Mock Trial Case for
Preschool through Primary Grades
|The Trial of Gold E. Locks (PDF) |
Gold E. Locks who faces charges of trespassing on the property of the Bear Family. The videotape and curriculum guide illustrate the manner in which a standard fairy tale can be adapted to help children learn about the legal process in a civil trial. In Gold E. Locks, Goldilocks is charged with the crime of "criminal trespass" for entering the home of the Three Bears without permission. Additional lessons include Giant V. Jack and Big Bad Wolf v. Curly Pig.