Important Update

The State Competition is canceled for this year. We are proud of your teams and look forward to seeing you next year!


Welcome to the Virginia High School Mock Trial Program, presented by the Virginia Law Related Education Institute. Are you and your team ready for the ultimate competitive law related experience?

The program 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.

Program Resources

The Virginia High School Mock Trial Program has two guiding documents.
The VHSMTP Curriculum Guide is your guide for project-based learning and performance-based assessment.
The VHSMTC Handbook is the rules and regulations for the competition portion of the program

Program Information

VLRE is proud to present our 2020 Mock Trial program problem Blacklock v. Ninja Flight! The crash of Cardinal Airlines Flight 1027 haunts the grieving spouse of the pilot flying that day. But what caused the pilot’s Ninja Flight Company Super 700 to crash? Was pilot error to blame? Or was it the airliner? Can you prevail at this high-stakes game of aviation litigation?

Registration opens September 1st.
Register early for preferred placement when regional assignments are determined. Read the Mock Trial Handbook for detailed information on regional competitions. Mock trial problem available to teams September 1st (after registration).

Previous Results:
2019 - George Mason High School
2018 - Dominion Christian School

Registration fees

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

Location Date
State Competition Richmond City Courthouse Mar. 21-22nd
Richmond Metro Henrico High School Feb. 1st
Hampton Roads Kellam High School Feb. 1st
Capital Washington International School Jan. 25th
Western VA Click here for more information

Team withdrawal deadline December 20th
Directions for registration and team assignment information can be found on page 51 of the Coach’s Manual. Click here to access the manual.

Mail-in Registration

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

  1. Click the Portal link above
  2. Register on the VLRE Portal
  3. Select the Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition
  4. Select "Paper Registration"
  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

Additional Resources

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.