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    More than 1,000 high school students are preparing to compete in the 2019 High School Mock Trial regional competition on Feb. 9, 2019. This year, they tackle a case involving a school shooting.
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    The 2018 State Champion team from Shorewood High School.

    The 2018 State Champion team from Shorewood High School with the panel of volunteer judges.

    Feb. 6, 2019 – More than 1,000 high school students are preparing to compete in the 2019 High School Mock Trial regional competition on Feb. 9, 2019.

    The competition involves 110 teams competing in 11 regional tournaments, held in local courthouses around Wisconsin.

    The top 22 teams will advance to the semifinals in Madison March 8 and 9, and the two finalists appear before judges in the State Capitol building in the state finals competition in Madison on March 10. The winner of the state finals will compete in the Mock Trial National Championship in Athens, Georgia, on May 16-18, 2019.

    Students Gain Understanding of Our Legal System

    Mock trial provides high school students with an opportunity to tackle a fictional case with facts and materials developed by Wisconsin attorneys. This year, students are tackling the issues presented in the case State v. Kelsey Grammar, involving a shooting in a school.

    The students – in teams of 6 to 12 – argue the case before a panel of volunteer attorneys and judges in the regional competitions. Acting in roles of attorneys and witnesses on both sides, students gain a deeper understanding of the court system as they develop their arguments and build their cases.

    More About Mock Trial

    Since its inception in 1983, the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Program has brought our legal system to life for thousands of students. Students gain a deeper understanding of the court system as they develop their arguments and build their cases.

    The Mock Trial program is funded by a generous grant from the Wisconsin Law Foundation, the charitable arm of the State Bar of Wisconsin, supporting law-related and public service programs statewide.

    Attorneys are needed as volunteers for the competitions. To find out more, visit the Mock Trial volunteer page on WisBar.org and contact Katie Wilcox, Mock Trial program manager, at (608) 250-6191 or org kwilcox wisbar wisbar kwilcox org.

    Teams headed to the regional tournament include students from these areas:

    Appleton

    The Appleton area regionals are scheduled to take place at the Outagamie County Justice Center. Eleven teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Appleton West High School
    • Berlin High School
    • Oshkosh West High School
    • Kewaskum High School
    • West Bend High School
    • Xavier High School

    Eau Claire

    The regional tournament in the Eau Claire area will be held at the Eau Claire County Courthouse. Seven teams from the Eau Claire region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Eau Claire Memorial High School
    • Eau Claire Regis High School
    • River Falls High School
    • Superior High School

    Green Bay

    The Green Bay area regionals will be held at the Brown County Courthouse. Nine teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Bay Port High School
    • De Pere High School
    • Neenah High School
    • New London High School
    • St. Mary Catholic High School
    • Sturgeon Bay High School

    Juneau

    The regional tournament for Juneau-area schools will take place at the Dodge County Courthouse. Ten teams from the Juneau region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Beaver Dam High School
    • Dodgeland High School
    • Lodi High School
    • Mayville High School
    • Waterloo High School
    • Waunakee High School
    • Waupun High School

    Kenosha

    Kenosha-area students will compete at the Racine County Courthouse. Thirteen teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Christian Life High School
    • Franklin High School
    • Lake Geneva High School
    • Lakeview Technology Academy
    • Nicolet High School
    • Oak Creek High School
    • St. Catherine’s High School
    • Whitnall High School

    La Crosse

    The La Crosse area regionals will be held at the La Crosse County Courthouse. Eight teams from the region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Boscobel High School
    • Highland High School
    • La Crosse Central High School
    • La Crosse Logan High School
    • Melrose-Mindoro High School
    • Prairie du Chien High School
    • River Valley High School

    Madison

    The Madison regional tournament will be held at the Dane County Courthouse. Thirteen teams from the Janesville region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Belleville High School
    • DeForest High School
    • Beloit Turner High School
    • Madison West High School
    • Mineral Point High School
    • Middleton High School
    • New Glarus High School
    • Oregon High School
    • Stoughton High School

    Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee-area regional tournament will be held at the Milwaukee Federal Courthouse. Thirteen teams from the Milwaukee region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Bradley Tech High School
    • Cedarburg High School
    • Golda Meir High School
    • Marquette University High School
    • Mukwonago High School
    • Pewaukee High School
    • Pius XI High School
    • Shorewood High School
    • Whitefish Bay High School

    Waukesha

    The Waukesha tournament is set to take place at Waukesha County Courthouse. Thirteen teams from the Waukesha region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Arrowhead High School
    • Brookfield Academy
    • Brookfield Central High School
    • Kettle Moraine High School
    • Oconomowoc High School
    • Waukesha South High School
    • Wauwatosa West High School

    Wausau

    Wausau-area teams will compete at the Marathon County Courthouse. Eight teams from the Wausau region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • DC Everest High School
    • Phillips High School
    • Rhinelander High School
    • Stratford High School
    • Wausau West High School

    Wisconsin Rapids

    Wisconsin Rapids-area teams will compete at the Wood County Courthouse. Eight teams from the Wausau region will be competing, including participants from the following schools:

    • Lakeland Union High School
    • Lincoln High School
    • Marshfield High School
    • Merrill High School
    • Reedsburg High School



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