Bring the Court System to Life for Students
Since its inception in 1983, the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Program has brought our legal system to life for thousands of students.
Using facts and case materials developed by Wisconsin attorneys, students gain a deeper understanding of the court system as they develop their arguments and build their cases.
Students have the opportunity to:
- Analyze and prepare a case
- Present as a witness
- Argue their assigned role
- Receive input and feedback from attorneys and judges
2023 Case Summary
For over 130 years, the community has been gripped by the legend of the hikers who went missing in Clearwater State Forest. Many have perished in their pursuit of the reward money that awaits the person who solves the mystery of the original hikers' deaths. When, on a class camping trip, the Southern Slip claims its latest victim, the people of Clearwater are faced with a new mystery: was the decedent lured into taking all the risk in a desperate effort to have a friend—and to aid that friend's obsession with obtaining the reward money and the glory? Or did the decedent's own intentional choices lead to their tragic end?
Registration Information - 2023 Registration is open.
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**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 education and public service programs statewide.