Welcome to NYS Mock Trial

New York Statewide Mock Trial Program

In this educational program, co-sponsored by The New York Bar Foundation, high school students have the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year from all around New York State. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Mock Trial Tournament State Champion:

W. Tresper Clarke High School
Region 7 - Nassau County

Runner Up:
Regis High School
Region 6 - New York County  


Mock Trial Summer Institute

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  NO APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.


The Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI) was established in 2005 to strengthen students' and teams' understanding of Mock Trial and its applications.  Forty-eight students are selected from New York State schools to attend this week-long, intensive camp-like experience.  Under the direction of counselors, who are Mock Trial teacher-coaches and experienced attorneys, the students study all aspects of Mock Trial and apply their studies to the presentation of a Mock Trial case on the final day of MTSI.  The fee is $250 for students in New York State and $1,000 for students from out of state.  


Mock Trial 101 Program Training Video  

Download training videos designed to give Mock Trial teams a competitive edge - whether they are first-year teams or experienced participants.  Mock Trial 101 is part of the award-winning NYSBA Youth Empowering Youth Program honored by the American Bar Association as one of the winners of the ABA's 2007 Outstanding Law Day Activity Award.