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Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition

For more information, see the VHSMTC page

The Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition provides Virginia Students with the opportunity to compete in a simulated trial experience. Mock trial, which is a model of product based learning, is a national educational competition that requires teams of six to ten students to not win a case on its merits, but instead deliver the best solution to a mock trial problem. Teams deliver their solutions to a panel of legal professionals in a simulated courtroom. The winner of the competition is eligible for advancement to the National High School Mock Trial Competition.

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Mock Trial as Project Based Learning (for educators)

Price: Free for educators

Do you want to learn how to make your classroom an authentic learning environment? This workshop introduces educators to the Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition as a model of project based learning. Topics covered in this workshop include understanding mock trial as project based learning, the benefits of project based learning, the benefits of community based learning via the application of professional guidance from the legal community, and the skills necessary to understand the problem, formulate a solution, and present that solution in an authentic learning environment (the American courtroom).

There is an active registration of this workshop for August 10th (12:30 to 4:30) at the City of Fairfax Library or you may download the new coaches guide for free here

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