The Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition was founded by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) in 1979 and is BAMSL's most established program. The program is supported by the Saint Louis Bar Foundation and the Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation.
As BAMSL's only statewide Law-Related Education program, the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition serves over 600 students from more than 40 schools throughout Missouri and is supported by 400 attorneys who volunteer as coaches, judges, and evaluators. The mock trials are structured like real courtroom trials and follow the same rules and procedures, so students learn first-hand how the legal system works and what role judges, lawyers, juries, and witnesses play in the court system. This increased understanding helps students develop a deeper appreciation for our justice system and the administration of justice. The competition also helps students develop and improve their public speaking and critical thinking skills.
For additional information or to volunteer, please contact the Missouri State Coordinator, Dan Barnett, at (314) 485-3803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Packet — Online | Print (Deadline December 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.)
Round 2 Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:30 am (16 teams)
Quarterfinal Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm (8 teams)
Semi-Final Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:30 am (4 teams)
Final Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm (2 teams)
Paid parking is available in garages and surface lots surrounding the Jackson County Courthouse. The garage at Oak Street & 12th Street has a $12 per day max rate.
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