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Mock Trial

Takuma Padilla

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

Matthew Baer

Fatima Ayour

Kylie Karsky

Emma Palmquist

What is Mock Trial?

  • A team activity organized by the Minnesota State Bar Association where students from different schools across Minnesota compete against each other as attorneys and witnesses in an imaginary case.

  • You learn public speaking skills, professionalism, communication, and how to work on a team... and more!

  • An opportunity to dress up and perform in front of actual judges.

  • Mock Trial is NOT a debate club!

  • Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-5:00pm in the D200-209 pod. Attendance is required!! 

Schoology code: NHFND-M8PFR

PL Mock Trial 2024 State Runner-Up

2023 State Entrants: Prior Lake White

Upcoming Event Details:

2023-2024 Competition Schedule













3:30 – 9:00

South Suburban Conference Day #1

@ Apple Valley HS









8:30 – 3:30

South Suburban Conference Day #2

@ Apple Valley HS


  12/16 TBD Tournament TBD TBD









Minneapple Tournament 

@ Apple Valley HS








Week of 1/8

5:30 – 8:30

Divisionals Round 1 

(Hennepin County Courthouse)







Week of 1/15

5:30 – 8:30

Divisionals Round 2

(Hennepin County Courthouse)









Week of 1/29

5:30 – 8:30

Divisionals Round 3









Week of 2/5

 5:30 - 8:30


Divisionals Round 4







  Week of 2/12 5:30 - 8:30

Divisionals Round 5 (If Applicable) (Hennepin County Courthouse)










All Day


State Tournament 

(US District Court, St. Paul)








Note: Regionals competitions have historically been on Thursday evenings but may fall occasionally on a Tuesday or Wednesday. 

Mock Trial Team Information

     Mock Trial is a program sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association. The students take on roles of lawyers, witnesses, bailiff, and timekeeper. The season starts in October and continues through February or March.   

     Students develop analytical skills, speaking skills and develop an understanding of courtroom decorum and procedures. All grade 9-12 are welcome.

     Students who participate can earn a letter if they meet all requirements during the season. There is an activity fee to participate and all team members must register on Affinety for Mock Trial.