Office of Diversity Affairs

High School Mock Trial Programs

To further expand the pipeline of traditionally under-represented students in law school, the Office of Diversity Affairs conducts mock trial programs for high school, junior high and elementary schools during the year.

Annual High School Mock Trial Competition

The John Marshall Law School will award $80,000 in tuition waivers to outstanding high school students who participate in the law school's 6th Annual High School Mock Trial Competition Nov. 4, 2011, at the law school.

The program, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs, brings together high school students from private and public schools to learn the basics about the legal system and the mechanics of putting on a trial. The students then are divided into teams to present a mock trial where the winners receive tuition waivers that can be used at The John Marshall Law School should the students meet the criteria for future admission.

This year, 80 students participated. They represented Hubbard High School, Kenwood Academy High School, Rickover Naval Academy, North Lawndale College Prep, School of the Arts- South Shore, Chicago International Charter School – Ralph Ellison High School, John Marshall High School, Hales Franciscan High School, John Hope College Prep High School and Hillcrest High School.

If you would like more information on how to get students from your high school involved in this annual competition, please contact The Office of Diversity Affairs or call 312.987.1411.