ISBA High School Mock Trial

Mock Trial

2021 Mock Trial

The ISBA’s Law-Related Education Committee is in the process of planning for the 2021 High School Mock Trial Invitational.  We expect to post case materials around November 1, 2020.  We are in the process of determining the format of the Invitational and anticipate it will likely be a virtual format, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Further details will be provided as they become available. Please direct any questions to Mock Trial Coordinator, Katy Flannagan at il.hs.mocktrial@gmail.com.
Thank you and stay well,
ISBA Law-Related Education Committee & Katy Flannagan, Mock Trial Coordinator

Be sure to read the Mock Trial Special Edition of  the July 2020 issue of Law Related Education!

COVID-19 Pandemic = Cancellation of ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational: How Students Turned Disappointment into Life Lessons
By Katy Karayannis
An introduction to the Mock Trial Special Edition from Katy Karayannis, the mock trial coordinator.

The Value of Working Toward ‘Cohesion’
By Joyce Yang
Reflections on joining mock trial and learning to work as a team.

Why I Love Mock Trial
By John Russell
A note from John Russell, the mock trial team captain of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

New Team on the Block
By Shikha Barla, Ellen Hou, Emily Yu, Meagan Slusher, Rafa Davis, & Connor Morgan
A team's reflections on the lessons they learned this year through mock trial.

2019 Mock Trial

Congratulations to ISBA Mock Trial Invitational First Place Team York Community High School for representing Illinois and placing 13th at the National Mock Trial Championship in Athens, Georgia
Congratulations to ISBA Mock Trial Invitational First Place Team York Community High School for representing Illinois and placing 13th at the National Mock Trial Championship in Athens, Georgia!

Top Three Teams

  • 1st place – York Community High School
  • 2nd place – Glenbard East High School
  • 3rd place – Evanston Township High School

Top Eight Scoring Teams (Alphabetical Order):

  • Evanston Township High School
  • Glenbard East High School
  • Highland Park High School
  • Hinsdale Central High School
  • Niles West High School
  • Timothy Christian High School
  • Whitney Young Magnet High School
  • York Community High School

Donna E. Schechter Memorial Law Test Award

(Highest team average on the Law Test)

  • York Community High School

Civility & Professionalism Award

(Recognizing teams and team members who exemplify the characteristics and qualities the Invitational seeks to instill in participants –professionalism, justice, civility, and fairness, both inside and outside the courtroom.)

  • Niles West High School

Read the 2019 Thank You Letter

2019 Mock Trial Handbook

More Mock Trial Information

  • Mock Trial Cases
    Mock trial cases (viewable via Acrobat Reader) back through 1995.
  • Past Winners
  • Mock Trial Rubric
    This mock trial rubric is provided for those teaching high school mock trials. This rubric was developed by high school teachers who are familiar with the ISBA High School Mock Trial Program. An additional rubric is now available for classroom use.
  • Mock Trial Teacher Training Materials
    Teacher training materials are available courtesy of the ISBA Committee on Law-Related Education for the Public and the Illinois Law-Related Education and Resource Network.
  • Practice Law Test
    An answer key is available for teachers and coaches by e-mailing Kim Furr
  • Putting on Mock Trials
    Whether you're thinking about doing your first mock trial or have years of experience, there's information for you in this American Bar Association publication available for purchase.