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Mock Trial

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.


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.

2021 - 2022 Roster

Student Last Student First Grade
Britts-Osterlund Vianne 7
Broglio Audrey 7
Brown Al 9
Case Katelyn 7
Grniet Emma 10
Haakonson Suzy 12
Hertel Lillian 11
Howell Audrey 8
Lichtenberger** Francesca 11
Lockman Brynja 9
Mirkovic Milla 11
Morgan Parker 11
Murphy Alexis 11
Onwonga Sasha 7
Petty** Jillian 11
Poppler Madelyn 7
Shiek Makayla 10
Shiek Olivia 7
Smalley Isaac 8
Stegner Charlotte 7
Voltin Natalie 10
Walsh Emily 10

**Captains

Contact

Adviser: Mary Murray

Coaches: Bob Huber and Deena Duffy


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.

Awards

State Participant 2019, 2018
State Placement 2018 - 5th place
State Placement 2019 - 4th place
State Placement 2021 Mock Trial Team - 8th place
Individual State Award Winner

  • Julia Duda, '18
  • Ronan Brew, '20
  • Spencer Krelitz, '20

All State
Suzy Haakanson and Jillian Petty

Activities

Athletics

* = non-MSHSL Sponsored