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Mock Trial

Takuma Padilla


Coach TBD


What is Mock Trial?

  • A team activity where students from different schools 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.

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

  • NOT just for people interested in studying law in college!

  • NOT a debate club!

  • Run by the Minnesota State Bar Association! 

  • Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-5:00 in the D200-209 pod. Attendance is required!! First practice will be Tuesday, October 18. 

Schoology code: NHFND-M8PFR

2021 State Entrants: Prior Lake Blue

Auditions for the 2022-2023 Team!

Auditions will be taking place after school on 10/6, 10/7, 10/10, and 10/11. Please join our Schoology page and view our Course Updates section there for sign-up info, as well as directions for auditions! 

Upcoming Event Details:

2022-2023 Competition Schedule













3:30 – 8:30

South Suburban Conference Day #1

@ Apple Valley HS









8:30 – 3:30

South Suburban Conference Day #2

@ Apple Valley HS










Minneapple Tournament 

@ Apple Vally HS








Week of 1/9

5:30 – 8:30

Regional Tournament Round 1 

(In-person or Zoom TBD)







Week of 1/16

5:30 – 8:30

Regional Tournament Round 2

(In-person or Zoom TBD)








Week of 1/30

5:30 – 8:30

Regional Tournament Round 3

(In-person or Zoom TBD)








Week of 2/6

 5:30 - 8:30


Regional Tournament Round 4

(In-person or Zoom TBD)






  Week of 2/13 5:30 - 8:30

Regional Tournament Round 5 (If Applicable) @ Hennepin County Government Center








Early March


State Tournament 

(Location TBD)








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.