The New York State High School Mock Trial Program

About The New York State High School Mock Trial Program

The New York State High School Mock Trial Program is a joint venture of The New York Bar Foundation, the New York State Bar Association, and the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program. In this educational program, high school students have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year.  Objectives of the tournament are to: Teach students ethics, civility and professionalism; further students’ understanding of the law, court procedures and the legal system; improve proficiency in basic life skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning; promote better communication and cooperation among the school community, teachers and students and members of the legal profession, and heighten appreciation for academic studies and stimulate interest in law-related careers.

Learn more about our New York State High School Mock Trial Program.   Click here to view the brochure.

Future Dates for NYS Mock Trial State Finals

  • 2020  –  May 17-19 at the Hilton, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY
  • 2021 – May 23-25 | Hilton Albany
  • 2022 – May 22-24 | Hilton Albany
  • 2023 – May 21-23 | Hilton Albany
  • 2024 – May 19-21 | Hilton Albany

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners:


Special Acknowledgement to the other six teams who competed in the State Finals:

  • Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart (Erie County)
  • Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School (Schenectady County)
  • Forest Hills High School (Queens County)
  • Brooklyn Technical High School (Kings County)
  • The Wheatley School (Nassau County)
  • Northport High School (Suffolk County)

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