For information about NYS Mock Trial or Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI), click on the titles below.
NYS Mock Trial
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.
The 2015 Mock Trial Tournament Finals will be held in Albany on May 18-19.
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.
Mock Trial Summer Institute
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.
The 2015 Mock Trial Summer Institute will be held in Silver Bay, NY from July 12-17.
We are currently accepting student applications. We are also seeking Educators who teach law related educational classes and have involvement with their schools' Mock Trial teams to be Counselors at our Mock Trial Summer Institute (MTSI).