MBA hosts 2015 Mock Trial Teachers' Orientation

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
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The Massachusetts Bar Association's 30th Annual Statewide High School Mock Trial Program kicked off on Monday, Nov. 3, with its Teachers' Orientation.

The MBA's Mock Trial Program provides high school students with a positive first experience with the law, as well as a valuable and dynamic educational experience. The tournament begins at the end of January and continues into March with a "Sweet 16" round, culminating in the State Finals, which will be held on Friday, March 27.

More than 135 teams statewide are expected to participate in this year's tournament, which will focus on a criminal case which concerns Harry Kumar, a fictional man who was shot and killed. Students will focus on whether the shooting was a criminal act, or if the defendant was legally justified in pulling the trigger.