You are invited to attend the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 34th Annual Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition Finals on Friday, March 22, starting at 10 a.m., at the Great Hall in Faneuil Hall, Boston.
This year, the teams are presented with a criminal scenario centering around a case of mistaken identity, resulting in a police officer’s use of deadly force. The charges are brought under federal law, and teams will have to explore and present on issues concerning whether the police officer’s use of deadly force was objectively reasonable and, if not, whether the police officer’s use of excessive force was willful.
Since October 2018, more than 130 high schools throughout the commonwealth have been competing in the MBA’s Mock Trial Competition. The winner of the State Championship will represent Massachusetts at the National Championship in Athens, Georgia, in May.
SPACE IS LIMITED. If you would like to attend, RSVP by Wednesday, March 20, at (617) 338-0570, or MockTrial@MassBar.org.
The MBA's Mock Trial program is funded, in part, by generous contributions from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and the law firm of Morrison Mahoney LLP.