Mock Trial

Club Description

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation sponsors an annual mock trial competition for students in grades seven and eight.  This year, Saint James School has entered two teams in the competition.  Since October, the students have been hard at work using their creativity and their research and writing skills to  create the cases that they will submit.  Seventh grade has written an excellent case  which addresses the First Amendment and the right to free speech, and the eighth grade team’s case deals with consumer rights. Both teams are in the final proofreading stage, and will submit their case documents by the end of January.  We will be notified in March if our cases are chosen as winners in the state competition.