The goals of Mock Trial are to educate students about law and trials. Members perform in a trial in a courthouse, in front of a judge to display their knowledge of the trial, law, and performance quality. At meetings, members will prepare for the trial, which includes forming opening and closing statements, witness statements, and cross-examinations. Outside of school, members are expected to go to Mock Trial competitions at the Howard County courthouse. Members must be present at their team's cases and are recommended to come to the school's and other team's cases as well. Members are expected to come to meetings and be productive as well as work outside of meetings to be prepared for trial competitions. Members will portray the roles of lawyers and witnesses, so acting and public speaking skills would be good characteristics to have.
Meeting times: Thursdays from 2:10-3:00pm in Room 212.