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Ohio Students Travel to Columbus, Tackle Eighth Amendment in Mock Trial Competition

COLUMBUS (February 28, 2024) – Nearly 250 high school students are headed to Columbus to compete in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s (OCLRE) 41st Annual Ohio Mock Trial State Competition. Students advanced from two rounds of competition, narrowing the field from 237 teams to the 28 teams that will compete to see who will be named the 2024 Ohio Mock Trial State Champion. 


The following schools will participate in the competition:



The 2024 State Competition will take place over the course of three days, beginning on March 7 and ending with the State Championship to be held at the Supreme Court of Ohio on March 9. The 2024 State Champion team will represent Ohio at the National High School Mock Trial Competition on May 2-5 in Wilmington, DE, hosted by the Delaware Law-Related Education Center.   


OCLRE is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to improve society by developing citizens empowered with an understanding of our democratic system. OCLRE is sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General, Ohio State Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation. The Ohio Mock Trial program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. For more information about OCLRE and its programs, visit 



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