Mock Trial

1/16/20 Mock Trial Announcement

  • Mock Trial members, your rough draft case is due this Friday.  8th gr. MT members can see Ms. MacQueen any lunch time.  7th gr. MT members you will meet today with Ms. MacQueen after school.  The after school meeting originally schedule for Friday, January 17th has been cancelled.  Check Canvas for additional resources. 

Mock Trial

Sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, students in the 7th and 8th grade are invited to write and create original mock trial cases.


Each mock trial must have two witnesses for each side, prosecution/plaintiff and defense. Team(s) may prepare either a Civil or Criminal Case based on one of the two themes provided by the New Jersey Bar Foundation.


Team(s) will work with an Attorney to help clarify points of law and procedure, write up the facts, witness statements, and develop their written case based on state and federal law(s). All teams submit their case by January 31st for careful review and judgment by the NJ Bar Foundation.


When winning cases are selected, the teams who wrote them will be required to “perform” their case at Law Adventure Programs in May.


Meeting Dates:

  • Every other Friday beginning October 4, 2019.
  • Also as submission date gets closer more meetings will occur.

Advisor: Ms. Patti MacQueen

Grade Level: 7-8 only

Class Size: Open

Meeting Day: Fridays

Time: 2:45 p.m.- ­3:30 p.m.

Location: Media Center

Pick­up: Front of Briarcliff

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