The Arkansas Mock Trial Foundation is proud to host the 2023 National High School Mock Trial Championship in Little Rock on May 18-20, 2023.
The Arkansas Mock Trial Foundation will host the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Arkansas in 2023. Arkansas remains one of a handful of states that have not hosted the Championship, providing a unique opportunity to showcase—for the first time—our state’s spectacular venues, charm and hospitality, and strength of entrepreneurship.
Arkansas' outstanding and collegial legal community, market-leading businesses, and students from around the nation—indeed the globe—will come together in the Natural State for the first time.Registration Begins March 1, 2023
In preparation, the Arkansas Mock Trial Foundation will draft fictitious case materials (typically consisting of pleadings, affidavits, exhibits, jury instructions, and the like) based loosely upon true events from our state’s past, highlighting state particularities, and coupled with special points of interests and unique facts about Arkansas. Utilizing those materials, teams will try the case against one another in front of a judge and three scoring jurors in each round of competition.
The Arkansas Mock Trial Foundation must recruit volunteers to staff the Championship, including—by annual tradition—a large number of judges, attorneys, and volunteers from across the nation. Competition judges are typically sitting federal and state judges, aided by a large number of practicing attorneys. The Championship enjoys a robust following from the national legal community.
Download the brochure to learn more about the event and our vision for the Championship.
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