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Mock Trial Competition for Grades 3 THROUGH 6

The deadline to enter our Law Fair (grades 3 - 6) and Law Adventure (grades 7 and 8) Competitions is January 27, 2017. Entries must be received at the New Jersey State Bar Foundation in New Brunswick by this date. Faxed or e-mail submissions will not be accepted. Please remember to read the competition booklets carefully and follow the rules. If you have any questions, please call Sheila Boro at 732-937-7519 or e-mail sboro@njsbf.org.


The New Jersey State Bar Foundation invites elementary school students and their teachers to submit original mock trial cases to the Law Fair 2017 Competition. There is no entry fee. The purpose is to promote understanding of the law and our justice system, and to educate students about their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Winners from grades 3 - 6 will be asked to perform their original mock trial cases at Law Fair programs in the spring at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.

Third- through sixth-grade teachers and their students are invited to attend the free Law Fair spring programs May 22, 23, 24 and 25 and serve as jurors. To register click here.

You can download the Law Fair 2017 Competition Rules Booklet below. Entries must be received by January 27, 2017.

The Mock Trial Exercises for Grades 3 - 6, featuring winning cases from past Law Fair Competitions, can also be downloaded below.