The three Valley Mock Trial teams competed at the Waterbury and Middletown Superior Courts on December 9th, 15th, and 16th. Our teams were able to win some of the trials, but none of the Valley teams will move on to the next round of competition as teams had to win both their Plaintiff and Defense rounds.
Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other schools students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures. Students act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials before actual judges. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent their state in the national competition. This year, the National Mock Trial Competition will be hosted in our very own Hartford, Connecticut.