2020 Theme: People v. Matsumoto: A Murder Trial
Congratulations to the FINAL 8:
1st: St. Bonaventure
2nd: Oak Park Black
3rd: Westlake High School
4th: Santa Susana Lincoln
5th: Newbury Park Gold
6th: St. Augustine Academy
7th: Oaks Christian Lions
8th: Santa Susana Hamilton
Awards Ceremony PowerPoint (Winners)
Awards Ceremony Photos:
Video of winner being announced:
Students in grades 9 to 12 portray each of the principals in the cast of courtroom characters. Student teams study a hypothetical case, conduct legal research, receive guidance from volunteer attorneys in courtroom procedure and trial preparation, and present their case before volunteer judges.
The Mock Trial brings together students, teachers, and legal professionals from around the county to: Instill in our youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights; Educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society; Help students acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system; Develop analytical abilities and communication skills; Provide an understanding of the obligations and responsibilities required of our societies members; and Extend and reinforce the History and Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools.