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
2020 CLE Mock Trial Meeting

The 2020 Utah Mock Trial Season

The 2020 Mock Trial Competition faced some interesting challenges. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the top four teams completed the Semi-Final rounds. In May, after postponing the final rounds indefinitely, and all future events, including Mock Trial Nationals, were cancelled, ULRE elected to have Co-Champions for each division.

The 2020 Mock Trial Co-Champions for high school division are Mountain View and Mock Trial Ala Mode. The junior high school division Co-Champions are Integritas and Utah Valley Institute of Statesmen (UVIS). Congratulations to all students and coaches.

Mountain View
Mountain_View_HS.jpeg

Ala Mode
Mock Trial Ala Mode HS

Integritas
Integritas JHS

UVIS
UVIS JHS

2020 Courtroom Artists and Journalists
Senior Division Artist:  Keanani Afu, Orem High School
Senior Division Journalist:  Ginny Hansen, Integritas High School
Junior Division Artist:  Sydney Bateman, Central Davis Junior High School
Junior Division Journalist:  Gabby Arnold, Spring Creek Middle School

Elementary Mock Trials

Cases Available for Download