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.

2020-21 Season:  Competitions will be held virtually and not in the classroom or local courthouse. 


Civic Education Videos

Civic Education: Your Voice Matters
Wynne Reece, Chair of the Mock Trial Advisory Committee, along with the Honorable William Koch (4th Judicial District), the Honorable Stephen Smith (2nd Judicial District), the Honorable Mark Vandelist (1st Judicial District), and Ayah Helmy (Hennepin County Attorney's Office) discuss the importance of your civic duty through voting and by other means to make a difference in the World.    

Raise Your Voice Documentary: An Interview with Director Maribeth Romslo
The Honorable William Koch (4th Judicial District) interviews Director Maribeth Romslo. 
If you'd like more information on this documentary for your classroom, please visit the website at https://raiseyourvoicedocumentary.com/.

MSBA Mock Trial You Tube site .





2020 State Champions


ACTLM 2020
Members of the Nova Classical Academy Mock Trial team were presented with a $2000.00 donation from Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (ACTLM) to help with their travels to the National Tournament (NHSMTC).


Thank You

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2020 competitions!  View the 2020 April Bench & Bar ad

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



Mock Trial Season

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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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