Mock Trial Competition for Grades 7 and 8

The deadline to enter our Law Fair (grades 3 – 6) and Law Adventure (grades 7 and 8) Competitions is January 31, 2019. Entries must be received at the New Jersey State Bar Foundation in New Brunswick by this date. Faxed or e-mail submissions will not be accepted. Please remember to read the competition booklets carefully and follow the rules. If you have any questions, please call Sheila Boro at 732-937-7519 or e-mail [email protected].

On October 18, 2018, the Bar Foundation will conduct a FREE Law Fair/Law Adventure Workshop for teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Speakers will explain the elements of a mock trial and provide tips on how to prepare your mock trial case with your students. Students who won last year’s competition will present their original mock trial. Teachers attending will receive professional development hours. To register for the workshop, click here or use the button below.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation invites seventh- and eighth-graders and their teachers to submit original mock trial cases to the Law Adventure 2019 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) Plagiarism or (2) Cybercrime.

To download the Law Adventure 2019 Competition Rules Booklet click here
. Entries must be received by January 31, 2019.

Winners from grades 7 and 8 will perform their cases at the New Jersey Law Center in the spring.

Seventh- and eighth-grade teachers and their students are invited to attend the free Law Adventure spring programs May 13, 14, 15 and 16 to serve as jurors. To register  click here or use the button below.

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

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.