SIX HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS TO COMPETE IN NEW YORK
STATE MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
ALBANY—Six top mock trial teams from high schools across the
state will face off in Albany on May 21st and 22nd for the New York
Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament Finals.
This year’s semi-finalists are:
• Region I, Clarence High School, Erie County
• Region II, Jamesville-Dewitt High School, Onondaga
• Region III, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School,
• Region IV, Nyack High School, Rockland County
• Region V, Townsend Harris High School, Queens County
• Region VI, William Floyd High School, Suffolk County
Teams will argue the fictional case of People of the State of New
York vs. P.J. Long. The case involves a defendant charged with assault
in the second degree.
New York State Court of Appeals Judge Robert S. Smith will preside
over the final round at the James T. Foley Federal Courthouse in Albany
on May 22nd. The event is open to the public.
The mock trial season began in December 2011, when more than 300 high
school teams from across New York began preparing and presenting their
cases in local tournaments. Local county winners then moved on to
regional tournaments. Regional winners will compete in Monday’s
The New York Mock Trial High School Tournament has been administered
by the Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee of the New York State Bar
Association since 1982. It is supported by the New York Bar Foundation.
It is one of the largest mock trial competitions in the country.
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in
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