2019 Theme: People v. Klein
1st: Trinity Pacific Silver
2nd: Saint Bonaventure
3rd: Santa Susana Locke
4th: Oaks Christian Gold
6th: Adolfo Camarillo Scorpions
7th: La Reina
8th: Oak Park Black
Winning Artist Maya Porche, Santa Susana
Winning Journalist Stella Kotik, Agoura
BEST of Award Recipients
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.