Academics


Mock Trial

ABOUT MOCK TRIAL

Mock Trial is one of three academic clubs offered at AMHS.

Team History

Archbishop Mitty High School has participate in Mock Trial program for the last nine years. Mock Trial is run by The National Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Who are we?

Mock Trial is designed to clarify the workings of our legal institutions for young people. Student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research while learning all about our judicial system. During Mock Trial competitions, students prepare to be counsel, witnesses, court clerks, and bailiffs.

Where do we compete?

The Mock Trial season begins in late September when the case is released to all of the schools. Mitty's team is part of the Santa Clara County group where nineteen other schools, both public and private, compete for first place and the opportunity to proceed to the state championship. The competition among these twenty schools begins in early February at the Santa Clara County Court House on North 1st Street. After four preliminary rounds, the eight teams with the most wins and highest judges' scores move on to the single elimination rounds.

Achievements

1.  2013 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Semi-Finalist
2.  2012 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Quarter-Finalist
3.  2011 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Quarter-Finalist
4.  2010 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Quarter-Finalist
5.  2009 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Quarter-Finalist
6.  2008 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Quarter-Finalist
7.  2007 Santa Clara County Mock Trial- Semi-Finalist

I'm not at Mitty yet. How can I get involved?

If you are interested in watching the students perform, you can contact Mrs. Ann Nowell and come and see the students perform either at practice scrimmages or at the competition in February.

What links might be valuable to explore? 

You can go online to the Constitutional Rights Foundation at www.crf-USA.org.

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