Delaware High School
Mock Trial Competition  

February 23 and 24, 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.

2023-2024 Competition Season

The 33d Annual Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition will be held on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 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. 

We welcome teams from all schools (and organizations such as the YMCA or other student-focused programs).

Mock Trial News

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.