Mock Trial Resources for Teachers
2017 Mock Trial
The ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational
March 11 & 12, 2017
University of Illinois College of Law
The deadline for questions about Mock Trial Materials is February 18, 2017.
All lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals are welcome to volunteer to participate as judges and jurors for the Invitational. You do not need trial experience to volunteer! Deadline to sign up is March 1.
For questions about being a volunteer, please contact Kim Furr.
Upcoming Regional Mock Trials
Monday, February 13, 2017
Central Illinois High School Mock Trial Invitational
McLean County Law & Justice Center
104 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL
Contact: Associate Judge Pablo Eves (firstname.lastname@example.org) or McLean County Bar Association Assistant Kelly Rumley (email@example.com) for more information.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
21st Annual Mock Trial Invitational
Third Municipal District Courthouse, Rolling Meadows, IL
Contact: Julie Barth firstname.lastname@example.org 847-621-2378
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Lake County High School Mock Trial Invitational
Lake County Courthouse, 18 N. County St. Waukegan, IL
Contact: Circuit Judge Christy Bishop email@example.com for more information or to register
Saturday, February 25, 2017
8th Annual Sixth Municipal District Mock Trial Competition
(Competition for schools located within the 6th Municipal District boundaries or that serve a substantial number of students that reside within the Sixth District)
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473
Contact: LaShawn McKnight (firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 232-4170) for more information.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Maine West Mock Trial Tournament
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Richard Rosenberg at email@example.com
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.