Welcome to the Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition, presented by the Virginia Law Related Education Institute, and co-sponsored by the Center for Legal and Court Technology at William and Mary School of Law. Are you and your team ready for the ultimate competitive law related experience?

The competition is open to teams of six to ten students from public schools, private schools, and the home school community located in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Congratulations to George Mason High School from Falls Church, VA for winning the VHSMTC 2019.

Full results will be released soon on this site in the next few days.

For Educators

VLRE is committed to providing students with positive educational law-related experiences. As such, we offer to teachers "Mock Trial as Project Based Learning," a free one-day workshop that provides teachers with best practices on how to successfully complete this project-based learning activity (Professional Learning Credits may be available for this workshop).

For information on this workshop visit the VLRE Catalog and locate Mock Trial as Project Based Learning. If a workshop is not scheduled in your area, contact us at info@govlre.org to find out how to host a workshop.

Previous Results:

Registration fees

Fees include access to the trial packet and materials
Early Registration (by October 15th)$225
Registration (By December 20th)$275
Late Registration (By December 31st)$325

2019 Virginia Regional Competitions: February 2nd (location TBD)
2019 Virginia High School Competition March 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at the College of William and Mary Law School

Mock trial problem available to teams September 1st (after registration)
Team withdrawal deadline December 20th
Register early for preferred placement if and when regional assignments are determined. Read page six of the Mock Trial Handbook for detailed information on regional competitions.

Mail-in Registration

Do you need to register by check? To obtain a paper registration form, you need to register for a GoVLRE portal account ​

  1. Click the Portal link above
  2. Register on the GoVLRE Portal
  3. Select the Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition
  4. Select "Paper Form"
  5. Download the registration form provided and submit it by mail along with your fee to:

3329 Doncaster Court
Virginia Beach, Virginia

VLRE W-9 Form

Mock Trial Resources

The handbook was amended on September 1st, 2018.
The Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition uses the rules of evidence and competition established by the National High School Mock Trial Competition. Teams are encouraged to understand these rules prior to the competition. ​

Mock trial rules of evidence can be found at http://www.nationalmocktrial.org/rules/rules-evidence/

Competition rules can be found at http://www.nationalmocktrial.org/rules/rules-competition/

The VHSMTC Handbook sets forth how the competition is organized and run. Please fill out the team roster form for the competition.