Winsor School competes at Mock Trial Nationals

Issue June 2014

The Winsor School of Boston competed at the National High School Mock Trial Competition on May 8-10 in Madison, WI. A portion of their trip was funded by a donation from the Massachusetts Bar Association's philanthropic partner, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

This past March, Winsor defeated Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School of South Hadley to repeat as State Champion in the 29th annual High School Mock Trial Program. The championship marked the third state title for Winsor since 2010 and earned the team a second straight trip to nationals.

The annual competition places high school teams from across the state in simulated courtroom situations where they assume the roles of lawyers, defendants and witnesses in hypothetical cases. A total of 139 teams competed in this year's state competition, which featured 211 trials, 106 judges and more than 40 court venues across the state. The program is administered by the MBA with support from the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.