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Kim Basting
Director, Mock Trial Program
(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 on  Your financial support is appreciated! 

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.

2018 State Champions
(2018 Runner-Up @ Nationals)
Nova Classical Academy

Nova Classical Academy, 2018 State Champion, High School, Mock Trial

Thank You!

The Mock Trial Program would like to thank the judges and attorneys that volunteered for the 2018 competitions!  See the full list (pg 26-27) : 2018 April Bench & Bar | 2018 April Bench & Bar (pgs 26-27)

We also want to extend our gratitude to those that supported the program [Click Here]

2018-19 Calendar

Date What
Friday, October 12, 2018 Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2018 Case Released - Online 
Friday, October 19, 2018 Late Registration Deadline
Monday, November 5, 2018 Team/Coaches Workshop - Minneapolis
Monday, December 10, 2018 New School Coaches Training - Webinar
Friday, December 14, 2018 Judges Training - Minneapolis
Week of January 7, 2019 Round 1 - Statewide
Week of January 14, 2019 Round 2 - Statewide
Week of January 21, 2019 Round 3 - Statewide
Week of January 28, 2019 Make-up Trials, if applicable
Week of February 4, 2019 Round 4 - Statewide
Week of February 11, 2019 Round 5, if applicable - Statewide
February 28 - March 1, 2019 State Tournament - Duluth
Monday, April 1, 2019 NHSMTC Case Released - Tentative
May 9-12, 2019 NHSMTC - Athens, GA

*Calendar is subject to change on short notice.