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Mock Trial

An innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities.

The national championship is hosted by a different organization in a different city each year in May. This fun-filled and exciting event draws students, parents, teacher advisors, attorney coaches and judges from across the country. The 2017 nationals are scheduled in Hartford, CT, and are predicted to draw between 40 and 50 teams from as far away as Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and South Korea.

On April 1, teams receive the nationals case, an original problem developed by the host state. Students have about five weeks to prepare for competition, which consists of two rounds on Friday, two rounds on Saturday and a final round between the top two teams, also on Saturday. (The championship round is videotaped and a DVD is distributed by CCV to all teams that register in the fall for the upcoming New Mexico competition.) Results are announced at an awards event on Saturday evening.

CCV hosted the 1998 and 2012 national championships in Albuquerque: New Mexico won back-to-back national titles in 2012 and 2013!



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