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MINNESOTA STATE MOCK TRIAL PROGRAM

The Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program is an exciting law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement. Your students will exercise their critical thinking and teamwork skills, as well as the basic skills learned in the classroom.


2014 State Champion
Breck School

Breck School will represent Minnesota at the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Competition, which will be held May 8-11, 2014, in Madison, WI.  This is Breck School's fourth (4th) State Title.  

The Breck Mock Trial team is a serendipitous mixture of newcomers and experienced players this year.  Newcomers include senior Peter Metzger, a crossover witness who played Gale Storm and Tracy Peterson, Jenn Fabian, who was the closing attorney for the Plaintiff, Brennan Clark, who played, Giffy O'Brien, and timekeeper/bailiff Maryam Ali.  Returning team members include team captains Jack Sheehy, Nicole Miller and Eve Zelickson (who won the best attorney award), Lorelei Lange, Carter Roland and Simon Parish, who won best witness for his portrayal of Stacy Clark.

The team is coached by Peter Saunders, Ross M. Hussey, Esq., and Jeffrey  S. Paulsen, Esq.


Click screen below to find out more about mock trial. Video courtesy of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

2013-14 Program Calendar

October 18, 2013  Registration deadline
October 18, 2013 2013-14 Case available online
November 8, 2013 Trial Schedules set & posted

November 18, 2013 -
MN CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, 3rd Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402

 

Training Workshop for coaches + 2 students per school
December 13, 2013 -
HCBA Offices, Minneapolis
Judge Training
(1.5 CLE credits approved
; Event Code 186131)
Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014
Statewide
Scrimmages/Invitationals
January 13- January 31, 2014
Statewide
Rounds One, Two & Three
February 10-14, 2014
Statewide
Regional Playoffs
February 18-21, 2014
Statewide
Regional Finals
March 11 & 12, 2014
Duluth, MN
2014 State Competition
May 8-11, 2014
Madison, WI
National HS Mock Trial Competition (NHSMTC)

These dates are subject to change.

For more information contact:
Kim Basting
(612) 278-6306 or (800) 882-6722

Updated 3/24/14