Ohio High School Mock Trial 

Ohio High School Mock Trial State Competition 2014

Ohio high school stu­dents argue an orig­i­nal case in real court­rooms across the state.  Ohio’s Mock Trial pro­gram is among the largest in the na­tion.

 Watch the full Ohio High School Mock Trial 2014 State Championship Final Round

Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Ohio State Bar Association President Jonathan Hollingsworth introduce the 2014 Mock Trial Case:



 2016 Ohio Mock Trial High School Championships

Middle School Mock Trial 

Watch the following full length videos from the 2015 Showcase. Both trials are the Benjamin, et. al., v. Napoleon, et. al., based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell:

Dominion Middle School v. Perrysburg Junior High School 


Bethany School v. Wood­ward Park Mid­dle School 

2015 Ohio Mock Trial Middle School Showcase

2013 Ohio Mock Trial Middle School Showcase

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Moot Court

Moot Court fo­cuses on the ap­pel­late court process:  stu­dents pre­sent a sim­u­lated oral ar­gu­ment and re­spond to ques­tions posed by a panel of vol­un­teer judges.


Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Ohio Center for Law RElated Education Board Member Jonathan Hollingsworth introduce the 2014 Moot Court Case:


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We the People High School 

2015 High School We the People State Competition


We the People Video Tutorial!
Teacher PJ Babb and her students from West Carrollton High School demonstrate a We the People hearing.  This video will show you how to get started and learn about student benefits, hearing structure, scoring details, resources, and more.


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We the People Middle School

An in­struc­tional pro­gram based on the his­tory and prin­ci­ples of the United States con­sti­tu­tional democ­racy for mid­dle school stu­dents, cul­mi­nat­ing in sim­u­lated con­gres­sional hear­ings.


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Youth For Justice  

Teams of mid­dle school stu­dents through­out Ohio re­search prob­lems of in­jus­tice in their schools and com­mu­ni­ties and work with elected of­fi­cials, school boards, or school ad­min­is­tra­tors to im­ple­ment their so­lu­tions. 

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Ohio Government in Action 

An an­nual two-day work­shop spe­cially de­signed to give teach­ers an in­sider’s view of state gov­ern­ment.  

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 Law and Citizenship Annual Conference 

This two-day fall con­fer­ence gath­ers ed­u­ca­tors and pre­sen­ters from through­out the state to learn about and dis­cuss “hot top­ics” in the field of civics and law-re­lated ed­u­ca­tion.  


The Ohio Center for Law Related Education is sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, and the ACLU of Ohio Foundation.  Many of OCLRE’s programs are made possible in part by Grants from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.  Special thanks to the Ohio State Bar Association and Court News Ohio for producing these videos!

For more OCLRE program videos CLICK HERE

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