Delaware High School
Mock Trial Competition

February 24 and 25, 2023

The Delaware Law Related Education Center (DELREC) has been coordinating the Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition for over 30 years! This program is designed to provide high school students with valuable learning experiences in law, public speaking, and critical thinking.

All Delaware public, private, and charter high schools are invited to participate in the competition each year. Delaware mock trial graduates have gone on to become lawyers, politicians, government officials, and civic-minded citizens. Others have pursued banking, finance, and medicine, where the experience they gained in critical thinking, analysis, and civil argument have helped them excel as professionals.

2022-2023 Competition Season

The 32d Annual Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition will be held on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2022. At this time, we plan on holding the competition in person at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center. We look forward to seeing you all at next year's competition.

The problem will be available in late October 2022 and will be available on the "Case Materials" page.

Registration will open on October 3, 2022.

Mock Trial News

  • Delaware will be hosting the 2024 National High School Mock Trial competition in May 2024!

  • November 4, 2022: The 2023 problem is now available on the case materials page.

  • October 11, 2022: Thank you to everyone who attended the coaches' meeting last night. If you were unable to attend, or would like to review the video, it is available here.

  • October 3, 2022: Registration is now open.

  • September 23, 2022: Registration will open on October 3, 2022.

  • Please note that there will be a coaches' meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be via Zoom.

  • March 6, 2022: Congratulations to Wilmington Friends School, who will represent Delaware at Nationals and to Newark Charter School, winner of this year's Delaware Way Award.

Justice Montgomery-Reeves provided a tour of the ceremonial courtroom for the students on the Wilmington Friends' mock trial team.

2021-2022 Competition Season

The 31st Annual Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition was held virtually on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2022. The problem, which is available on the "Case Materials" page was a criminal problem involving the death of an individual from an opiate overdose.

The Mock Trial Committee wants to congratulate Wilmington Friends School who was the winner of this year's competition. Wilmington Friends School will represent Delaware at the National Competition which will be held virtually from Kalamazoo, Michigan the first weekend in May. A full list of the top five teams from this year's competition, as well as a listing of all previous winners can be

The Mock Trial Committee also congratulates Newark Charter School who was this year's recipient of the Delaware Way Award, which is awarded by the competitor schools to recognize the school that best embodies that ideas of civility, justice, and fair play that are essential to both mock trial and our justice system.