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  Mark Baker Teacher

Mock Trial

Welcome to the SRHS Mock Trial Program

Mock Trial is a nationwide academic competition open to all high schools. The Constitutional Rights Foundation creates a case every year in which students play the roles of district attorney, defense attorney, witnesses, public safety officers and defendant. The competition is the trial where students are judged by local attorneys on how well they know the case, know their roles, and answer the judge’s questions. Since 2012, students from San Rafael High School have competed against the other Marin County schools.

Through hands-on experience, Mock Trial provides an incredible opportunity for students of all grades to improve their communication, public speaking, and advocacy skills. Students also build life skills such as critical thinking and team building.  In addition to improving the student’s abilities, being part of Mock Trial looks great on a college application.

San Rafael Mock Trial students are coached by SRHS parent attorneys and other local attorneys as they prepare for this year’s fictional case and take it to trial in front of sitting Marin County judges. This year will be a little different as the Covid 19 crisis will make the practice sessions and meets online. If the Supreme Court of the United States can do it then so can San Rafael. By the end we will all be experts in Zoom. More information will come out in early September.

I am looking forward to an outstanding year,

Mark Baker

Mock Trial Team

Mock Trial Team

Introductory Mock Trial Video

Click HERE to see a video about the SRHS Mock Trial program (2014).