Select Page

Mock Trial Competition for Grades 7 and 8

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation invites seventh- and eighth-graders and their teachers to submit original mock trial cases to the Law Adventure 2022 Competition. There is no charge to enter. The cases must be suitable for use in the classroom as a tool to teach students about legal issues. Students must develop a case on one of two topics: (1) Second Amendment Issues or (2) Technological Invasion of Privacy. 

To download the Law Adventure 2021-2022 Competition Rules Booklet, click here. 

The deadline to enter is January 31, 2022. Entries must be received on or before this date. Please remember to read the competition booklet carefully and follow the rules. If you have any questions, please call Sheila Boro at 732-937-7519 or e-mail [email protected].

Case entries are due by January 31, 2022. To submit your case, click here

For a quick overview of the competition in a flyer you can share with colleagues, click here.

To download the instructional PowerPoint from our October 14, 2021 Webinar for teachers of grades 3 – 8, click here.

The Mock Trial Exercises for Grades 7 and 8, featuring winning cases from past Law Adventure Competitions, can be downloaded below.

Our Mini-Court Teacher’s Guide for Grades K – 2 also provides background information you can use with your class such as a glossary of legal terms and word searches. To download the guide, click on the following link: k-2-mini-court2000.pdf

For more mock trial exercises, check out our quizzes at this link:  https://njsbf.org/school-based-programs/mock-trial-civics-online-content/

For a list of the 2021 winners, click here.

Click on the video above to watch clips of students from Bloomfield Middle School present their winning mock trial case at a workshop for teachers of grades 3 – 8. This segment is from Classroom Close-up NJ, produced by the New Jersey Education Association and NJTV with additional funding from PSE&G. Classroom Close-up NJ features innovative programs in New Jersey’s public schools.

Check out previous winning cases…click on image to download pdf.