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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to host a workshop.
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.
Do you need to register by check? To obtain a paper registration form, you need to register for a GoVLRE portal account
3329 Doncaster Court
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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.