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.

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 .

2021 State Champions

2021 State Champion - Eagle Ridge Academy

Pictured are the team members, Teacher Coach Jeffrey Magnuson, Attorney Coaches Anya Magnuson, Harshita Kalidindi, Caleb Brady, & Joe Jacobson.  Judging panel: Honorable William Koch, Honorable James Dehn, Honorable William Fisher, Dyan Ebert (MSBA President), and Wynne Reece (Mock Trial Chair).  Eagle Ridge Academy will represent Minnesota at the virtual NHSMTC on May 6-8, 2021.

Thank You

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2021 competitions!  View the 2021 April Bench & Bar ad

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

Mock Trial Season

Friday, October 15, 2021
Week of October 18, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
Week of January 10, 2022
Week of January 17, 2022
Week of January 24, 2022
Week of January 31, 2022
Week of February 7, 2022
Week of February 14, 2022
March 2022 - TBD
Friday, April 1, 2022
May 5-7, 2022 - Virtual

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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

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to mock trial through the Amicus Society. Your financial support is appreciated! 

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