Leonardtown High School Mock Trial

Teacher Coach: Tracy Harding

Attorney Coach: Kathleen McClernan-Walz

What is Mock Trial?

Benefits of Mock Trial


A program in which students learn about the legal system through preparation and presentation of a court case. Students fulfill the roles of attorneys, lay witnesses and expert witnesses. Within these roles, students compete against other schools rotating between plaintiff/prosecution and defense. Cases rotate annually between civil and criminal law.

  • Develop greater understanding of the legal system

  • Strengthen public speaking skills

  • Increase problem-solving and thinking abilities

  • Enhance time management

  • Build collaborative work ethic

Mock Trial Interest Meeting
Tryout Requirements
Mock Trial Permission Form