Mock trial competition for grades 7 and 8
REMINDER: The deadline to enter our Law Fair (grades 3 - 6) and Law Adventure (grades 7 and 8) Competitions is January 31, 2013. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation invites seventh- and eighth-graders and their teachers to submit original mock trial cases to the Law Adventure 2013 Competition. There is no charge to enter. The cases must be suitable for use in the classroom as a tool to teach students about legal issues. In these grade levels, students must develop a case on one of two themes.
A free Mock Trial Workshop for teachers of grades 3 - 8 will be held on October 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. To register online click here.
You can download the Law Adventure 2013 Competition Rules Booklet below. Entries must be received by January 31, 2013.
Winners from grades 7 and 8 will be invited to perform their cases at the New Jersey Law Center in the spring.
Seventh- and eighth-grade teachers and their students are invited to attend the Law Adventure spring programs May 20, 21, 22 and 23 and serve as jurors. To register click here.
The Mock Trial Exercises for Grades 7 and 8, featuring winning cases from past Law Adventure Competitions, can also be downloaded below.
This competition can help to fulfill Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects as well as the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies.