2021 Mock Trial
The 2021 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held March 12-14. For the first time in its history, the event was held virtually.
Teams representing 46 high schools from across Illinois participated in trials via Zoom. The winning team was Evanston Township High School, which will represent Illinois at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Evansville, Indiana, which will also be held virtually this year.
The 2021 Invitational was a success due to the hard work and enthusiasm of these teams and their coaches, families, and other supporters, and the dedication of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Law-Related Education for the Public, the Mock Trial Coordinator, Katy Flannagan, and ISBA staff members. The Invitational would not have been possible without the many judges, attorneys, and others who generously volunteered their time to be presiding judges and jurors. The Law-Related Education Committee appreciates the support and hard work of these entities and individuals. We look forward to seeing these teams and volunteers again in 2022, as well as new teams and new volunteers!!
Read the 2021 Thank You Letter to see all the awardees, volunteers, and participants.
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.