The Justice Teaching Center for Civic Learning provides a host of additional programs and opportunities for students at all levels. We are working with school districts, colleges, and universities to advance civic literacy. We host academic competitions; provide professional development training for civics, government, and law teachers; prepare judges and attorneys to serve as resource persons in the classroom; and create lessons designed to meet state standards in civics and government. We also offer special events for Constitution Day, Law Week, and other programs. We provide options for virtual and face-to-face presentations. Tell us your needs and see if we can help!
Middle School Mock Trial Virtual Competition
Annually, we will provide case materials for teachers and volunteers to use in the classroom to simulate a civil or criminal trial. Students will study the materials and reenact the case either in the classroom or in a courtroom. Students will be the lawyers, witnesses, and jurors in this experiential learning activity. Judges or lawyers can assist with serving as the judge in the trial simulation. We will have an annual competition for interested schools. You will tape your trial and submit using the instructions in the packet.Learn More Submit Your Entry