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 mocktrial@moreaucatholic.org.

The 2018-2019 Mock Trial Team Schedule
DayDateTimeEventLocation
SaturdayOctober 135 p.m. - 9 p.m.LAW DAYMCHS
SaturdayOctober 209:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.PracticeMCHS
SaturdayOctober 27all dayCountry Day HSSacramento
SaturdayNovember 3TBDGreen Team vs. Hillsdale JVMCHS
SaturdayNovember 10TBDGold Team vs. TamalpaisTamalpais
ThursdayNovember 15TBDIntrasquad TrialDellums Courthouse, Oakland
SaturdayNovember 178 a.m. - 5 p.m.Scrimmage of ChampionsMCHS
SaturdayDecember 88 a.m. - 5 p.m.Silicon Valley FriendlyWillow Glen
Saturday-SundayJanuary 12-13all dayMenlo NorCalMenlo School
Friday-Saturday-SundayJanuary 18-20all dayCarmel InvitationalCarmel
SaturdayJanuary TBD8 a.m. - 4 p.m.UC Law School PINTUC Berkeley
SaturdayFebruary 2all daySundial InvitationalShasta HS
TBDJanuary-FebruaryEveningAlameda Harley Mock TrialOakland
Friday-SundayMarch 22-24all dayStateSacramento
Friday-SaturdayMay 16-18all dayNationalsAthens, GA