Mock Trials

 

The Utah Mock Trial competition was established in 1980 to teach students their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Each year, volunteer attorneys write or adapt a legal case involving issues of interest to youth. A handbook containing established facts, signed affidavits, and other legal information regarding the case, along with the rules and information related to the tournament, is provided for all participants. Team members play roles of witnesses, attorneys, clerks, and bailiffs in courtrooms throughout the state.

The Mock Trial Competition is open to all public and private secondary schools in Utah. Each year, more than 1,000 students, 80 teachers, 350 attorneys, and 100 community representatives participate in over 110 mock trials statewide. The high school championship team participates in the national mock trial competition.

For further information, contact the Mock Trial Coordinator Victoria Dyatt at 801.322.1850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2020 Utah Mock Trial Season

pdf2020 Utah Mock Trial Handbook
pdf2020 Mock Trial Case
pdf2020 Mock Trial Case Exhibits

The 2019 Utah Mock Trial Season

In March 2019, the high school and junior high school championship rounds were held in the Court of Appeals courtroom in the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse.  West High School (below) was the championship team in the high school division, with Inegritas placing second.  West High School was unable to compete at Mock Trial Nationals in Athens, Georgia, because nationals were at the same time as their International Baccalaureate exams.  Integritas (below) represented Utah at nationals and placed 7th.  Congratulataions to the Integritas team!


2019 Mock Trial Champions West High School
West High School Mock Trial Championship Team


2019 JHS Mock Trial Champions Integritas
Integritas High School Mock Trial Team

In the junior high school division, Integritas, junior division, was the championship team with Central Davis Junior High placing second. Both championship teams were honored at the Law Day Luncheon on May 1.

Elementary Mock Trials

Cases Available for Download