High School Mock Trial



About the 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.

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which every person can participate in the Mock Trial program. Please contact us if there are reasonable accommodations that would allow you to participate more fully. Such requests should be directed to Kim Basting, Director of Mock Trial Program at (612) 278-6306.

Courtroom Artist Competition - NEW

*Additional details and registration information.

The MSBA is expanding its High School Mock Trial Program to include a courtroom artist competition. 

  • High School students will be able to compete even if their school does not have a Mock Trial team. 
  • Participants will create a drawing depicting a moment in the trial they attend and submit it to the MSBA. 
  • A limited number of participants will advance to participate in the State Tournament where they will be assigned to one of the trials to create a drawing that will be evaluated by a panel. 
  • All entries will be displayed at the awards banquet and participants will be introduced. 
  • The artist selected as having created the best drawing will be eligible to accompany the state champion team to the National High School Mock Trial Championship in the spring of 2024.



2023 State Champions - Nova Classical Academy

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Thank You

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2023 competitions!  View 2023 April Bench & Bar Adv.

We also want to extend our gratitude to those that supported the program.



Mock Trial Season

Friday, October 20, 2023
Week of October 25, 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023
Monday, November 13, 2023
Monday, November 20, 2023
Friday, December 8, 2023
Monday, December 18, 2023
Week of January 7, 2024
Week of January 14, 2024
Week of January 21, 2024
Week of January 29, 2024
Week of February 5, 2024
Week of February 12, 2024
March 7-8, 2024 - St. Paul
Friday, March 29, 2024
May 2-5, 2024 - Wilmington, DE

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Kim Basting
Mock Trial Program Director
(612) 278-6306 | (800) 882-6722

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402

Mock Trial Advisory Committee



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