The Arizona High School Mock Trial is a time-honored tradition, operating for over a quarter of a century. Teams from Arizona have succeeded on the national level, having won the national championship in 1987 and 1997, as well as second place in 1993 and 1996. The Arizona High School Mock Trial Program is a positive academic experience that gives students an opportunity to improve their speaking, writing, reading and analytical skills while learning about the judicial system.
The regional mock trials take place generally the last weekend in February and are coordinated by District Coordinators who are members of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Arizona. The trials take place in area courtrooms, and teams have the opportunity to argue both sides of the case. Additional students, teachers, coaches or family members are welcome to observe the trials.