• What is Mock Trial?

    Students in mock trial, compete in simulated trials. These competitors analyze witness statements, evidence and case exhibits. They develop case theories, implement strategies, conduct direct and cross examination of witnesses and present opening statements and closing arguments. Students may participate as either an attorney, a witness or both. Mock trial nurtures the development of analytical, research and communication skills.

    The Law Magnet mock trial team has cultivated a culture of excellence and has received state and national recognition. The team has won three consecutive regional championships (2019, 2020, 2021) and has finished in the Final Four at the Texas Bar Association state championship in 2018, 2020 and 2021. In 2019, the team finished 2nd at nationals where two members also won Top Attorney and Top Witness. In 2021, the team’s captain won Best Advocate in the state.

    Law Magnet mock trial students not only excel in the courtroom, but also in the classroom. Recent team graduates attend Berkley Law School, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

    Mock trial is open to students 9th - 12th grade.


    Contact Us

    Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Mock Trial

    Sponsor - Don Gonzalez

    Email: dgonzale@dallasisd.org