Mock Trial

Adviser: Mary Murray

Coaches: Bob Huber and Deena Duffy

The Minnesota Mock Trial Program provides an innovative way to (1) help students develop a practical understanding of the American legal system, (2) improve basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning, (3) strengthen students' intellectual skills of critical thinking and oral advocacy, (4) encourage cooperation among the legal and educational communities and (5) increase students' understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens. The program is open to interested students in grades 7-12.

Time Commitment: The case comes out over MEA break and we meet 2-3 times in October to work over the case, to assign parts and to lay out the season. The case work begins in November and runs through most of the month of January with the potential of going into February for regionals. State is held in March.

Practices are generally after school, 2-3 times each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays. We do 4-5 scrimmages a season and have a varsity and a JV/Novice team. Competitions are held at the Hennepin County Government Center, during the evening on a week night, with the team participating in at least four, depending on win/loss record followed by a week of sub-regionals and then the state competition.

Covid Changes:  All Competitions will be virtual.  Team meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7:00 pm with a Zoom Room link for those at home.

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2021 - 2022 Roster




Student LastStudent FirstGrade
Britts-OsterlundVianne7
BroglioAudrey7
BrownAl9
CaseKatelyn7
GrnietEmma10
HaakonsonSuzy12
HertelLillian11
HowellAudrey8
Lichtenberger**Francesca11
LockmanBrynja9
MirkovicMilla11
MorganParker11
MurphyAlexis11
OnwongaSasha7
Petty**Jillian11
PopplerMadelyn7
ShiekMakayla10
ShiekOlivia7
SmalleyIsaac8
StegnerCharlotte7
VoltinNatalie10
WalshEmily10

**Captains

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Congratulations to the 20-21 Mock Trial Team for their 8th Place finish at the State Tournament held on March 3-4.

Congrats to Suzy Haakanson and Jillian Petty for being named All-State!

Varsity Team Members include: 

  • Broglio, Luke 12,
  • Forby, Andrew 12,
  • Ríos-Díaz, Ernesto 12,
  • Haakonson, Suzy 11,
  • Blaine, Teigan 10,
  • Lichtenberger, Francesca 10,
  • Morgan, Parker 10,
  • Petty, Jillian 10,
  • Walsh, Emily 9

 

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Mock Trial Team 19-20                                                  Captains 19-20 - Ronan Brew & Breah Banks

Accolades

State Participant 2019
State Placement 2019 - 4th place
Individual State Award Winner 2019 - Ronan Brew ('20), Spencer Krelitz ('20)

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Captains 2018-19 - Myrka Zambrano ('19), Breah Banks ('20), Maddie Kurtovich ('19) and Ronan Brew ('20)

Accolades

State Participant 2018
State Placement 2018 - 5th place
Individual State Award Winner - Julia Duda ('18)