Students Compete in Michigan High School Mock Trial Championship


At student from Kalamazoo Central High School (standing, left) defends an objection from a student from from Ann Arbor Community HIgh School (standing, right).

The 2012 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament culminated in victory for Ann Arbor Community High School at the state finals competition held on March 24 in Lansing. Organized and conducted by the Michigan Center for Civic Education, Mock Trial is designed to teach high school students about trial courts by allowing them to take on the role of attorneys and wintesses as they compete against other schools in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers. There are regional competitions in eastern and western Michigan, followed by the state finals. The tournament is supported by the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Foundation.