John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition


Mock Trial Competition/Law Camp Committee

Mock Trial Competition
Offered each spring, this program allows students to play the roles of lawyers and witnesses in a simplified mock trial. Approximately 40 public and parochial high school teams compete each year. Topics of previous programs have involved the suppression of evidence, hate crimes, constitutional issues, simple negligence matters and civil forfeitures in a criminal context. The teams compete in a round-robin tournament, with the champion representing Philadelphia at the state mock trial finals in Harrisburg, PA. Winners there go on to represent Pennsylvania in the national finals. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the preliminary rounds of the competition.

Interested in becoming a mock trial coach?

If you are interested in possibly becoming a mock trial attorney advisor/coach for one of the dozens of local Philadelphia high school mock trial teams participating in the 2014 Mock Trial Competition, please contact Kristina Littman via e-mail at LittmanAK@SEC.gov, or Jim Nixon via email at james.nixon@pacourts.us.

Please note: The mock trial problem, rules and evaluating judges information can be found on the Pennsylvania Bar Association website:click here