Students who compete in Mock Trial learn how to prepare for a trial from start to finish. They argue constitutional issues before real Superior Court judges and attorneys. Students plan, draft, and present opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments. They learn to play the role of attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs.
Moreau Mock Trial is coached by teachers and local and alumni attorneys. The competitions begin at the county level and winning teams continue on to state and national competitions.
Moreau’s Mock Trial Program has both a green team (junior varsity) and a gold team (varsity), which allows for more students to compete with other schools in scrimmages and invitationals.
In November and December, both teams compete with a case released by the Constitutional Rights Foundation in mock trial scrimmages, and invitationals with teams from all over the state.
In January and February, the gold team competes in the Philip A. Harley Alameda County Mock Trial Competition. The winner of the county championship moves on to the state championship held in March, and the winner of the state championship moves on to the National Mock Trial Championship in May.
Members of the Mock Trial Gold Team may also earn varsity letters and receive Alameda County and state awards for both their individual and team performances.
For more information about Mock Trial, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Saturday||October 13||5 p.m. - 9 p.m.||LAW DAY||MCHS|
|Saturday||October 20||9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Practice||MCHS|
|Saturday||October 27||all day||Country Day HS||Sacramento|
|Saturday||November 3||TBD||Green Team vs. Hillsdale JV||MCHS|
|Saturday||November 10||TBD||Gold Team vs. Tamalpais||Tamalpais|
|Thursday||November 15||TBD||Intrasquad Trial||Dellums Courthouse, Oakland|
|Saturday||November 17||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Scrimmage of Champions||MCHS|
|Saturday||December 8||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Silicon Valley Friendly||Willow Glen|
|Saturday-Sunday||January 12-13||all day||Menlo NorCal||Menlo School|
|Friday-Saturday-Sunday||January 18-20||all day||Carmel Invitational||Carmel|
|Saturday||January TBD||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.||UC Law School PINT||UC Berkeley|
|Saturday||February 2||all day||Sundial Invitational||Shasta HS|
|TBD||January-February||Evening||Alameda Harley Mock Trial||Oakland|
|Friday-Sunday||March 22-24||all day||State||Sacramento|
|Friday-Saturday||May 16-18||all day||Nationals||Athens, GA|