The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is gearing up for the new school year, which means it’s time for the 2015 Mock Trial Competition. The competition allows students to assume the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they learn about the constitution and their rights as citizens. Many students “catch the spark” in this program and later become lawyers. For instance, my son, Judge Joshua Lanzinger of the Toledo Municipal Court, is just one example of a former high school participant.
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor supports teacher and student participation in the competition. She and Ohio State Bar Association President Martin Mohler talk about this year’s mock trial case.
High School Mock Trial 2015 Competition dates:
· District Competitions: Friday, January 30, 2015
· Regional Competitions: Friday, February 20, 2015
· State Competition: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 12 – 14, 2015
For more information about becoming involved with the Ohio High School Mock Trial program, please contact Priya Sonty: firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-485-3507.
Don’t miss this great opportunity – act by December 5!