Mock Trial

Background information about Mock Trial

 

The Carmel High School Mock Trial Team is an academic competition.  This is a joint venture between the Hamilton County Bar Association and Carmel High School.  Students take the role of either an attorney or a witness.  They study and prepare to present one and only one case.   Although the rehearsals and selection of roles is similar to a play, there is no script for the students to follow.  There is a packet of evidence, depositions, affidavits, investigation reports, and witness statements to learn.  Students, however, must be prepared to “think on their feet” just as attorneys and witnesses must do in real life.

The 2017-18 Mock Trial season was a very successful one!  The team did extremely well this year: Won the Hamilton County competition, 2nd in the Indianapolis Regionals, and 6th in the State Finals.  As a group they earned 6 Best Witness awards, 8 Most Effective Attorney awards, and one of our students won the $500 scholarship provided by the Hamilton County Bar Association.  They accumulated 13 trial wins and just one loss!

Carmel High School Mock Trial Team 2018

Carmel High School Mock Trial Team 2018