• MockTrial-2019

    High School Mock Trial Camp

    Rock your inner mock at Hamline’s week-long, overnight Mock Trial Camp!

    4th Annual High School Mock Trial Camp

    Sign up today to join Hamline University’s Mock Trial team as they host this year’s high school camp Sunday, June 16, 2019, through Saturday, June 22, 2019.


    Returning for 2019 – Two Camper Tracks

    The 2019 mock trial camp will feature two camper learning tracks:

    • Advanced mocker (two or more years mock trial experience)
    • Beginning mocker (less than two years mock trial experience)

    Mock trial teams will be composed of campers of all experience levels, so advanced mockers can hone their leadership skills and beginning mockers can improve their trial skills.

    At Mock Trial Camp, You Will:

    • Join a team led by college mock trial students.
    • Learn from local attorneys, judges, and other legal experts about many aspects of a mock trial.
    • Perform two trials, one on each side of the case.
    • Develop teamwork, critical thinking, and oral presentation skills that will help you in many contexts.
    • Have a ton of fun!

    Camp Details

    Who: Students entering or in grades 9–12. Recently graduated seniors will be permitted to register
    When: Check-in: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
    Check-out: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1 p.m.
    Where: Hamline University’s campus

    Camp Registration

    Overnight camp option: $750.00 per person (includes lodging, meals, activities, and all materials)

    Commuter option: $550.00 per person
    (includes lunch and dinner each day, activities, and all materials)

    Scholarships and Deposit:

    Scholarships may be available based on financial need and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. A nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration:

    • $50 nonrefundable deposit is required of those who wish to be considered for a scholarship.
    • $200 nonrefundable deposit is required for all other registrants.

    More on New Camper Tracks

    Each morning campers will attend learning sessions based on their mock trial experience. Despite having separate learning tracks for campers, teams will still be composed of members of all ability levels. Thus, in the afternoon, students will take what they have learned in the morning and work with their team. Not only does this coincide with the Hamline Mock Trial mission, it also allows the more advanced students to develop leadership skills within their team as well as provide an experience for beginners to learn from those around them.

    Beginner Mocker (less than two years of mock trial experience):

    • Learn the basics of opening statements, direct and cross examinations, closing arguments, and the rules of evidence.
    • Focus on a basic structure and rules and gain an understanding of how mock trial works.
    • Examine performances and how presentation affects the trial.

    Advanced Mocker (two or more years of mock trial experience):

    • Refine your knowledge and skill in the different aspects of a mock trial round by practicing with more improvisation exercises and in-depth engagement in the material.
    • Utilize more advanced tactics without spending time covering what each part of a mock trial entails.
    • Focus in depth on the performance aspect of a round.
    • Review and analyze a variety of performances both live and via video to understand how to improve and constructively critique.