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2017 Mock Trial

The ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational
March 11 and 12, 2017
University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, Illinois

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 (pablo.eves@mcleancountyil.gov) or McLean County Bar Association Assistant Kelly Rumley
 (kelly.rumley@mcleancountyil.gov) for more information.

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 cbishop@lakecountyil.gov 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 (lashawn.mcknight@cookcountyil.gov or (708) 232-4170) for more information.

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.

2016 Mock Trial

View pictures from the 2016 Mock TrialThank you to all who participated in and volunteered to help with the 2016 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational! This year was a resounding success, due to the 38 talented and dedicated teams, and the many judges, lawyers, Illinois Trial Team students, and others who volunteered their time!

We are very pleased to announce the top three teams:

  • 1st place – Timothy Christian High School
  • 2nd place – St. Charles North High School
  • 3rd place – Chicago Christian High School

Read the thank you memo to the 2016 ISBA High school Mock Trial Invitational Teams, Guests, and Volunteers.

View pictures from the 2016 ISBA Mock Trial Invitational