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.

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.

Mock Trial News

  • 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.

  • February 28, 2022: The coaches' memo has been released and is available by clicking here.

  • February 19, 2022: The case materials have been updated and are available for download from the Case Materials page.

  • January 8, 2022: Judge registration is now live! Click here to register as a judge.

  • January 8, 2022: Exhibit 2 has been updated and the revised exhibits may be downloaded from the Case Materials page.

  • Case materials have been updated and are available for download. Please note we have separated the problem and exhibits.

  • The case materials are now live.

  • For those of you who are new to the competition, or for those of you who have students who are new to the competition, we are providing the video recordings from last year's virtual competition. You may access the videos by clicking here.

  • The updated rules of the competition and rules of evidence are available on the case materials page.

  • The website has been updated to include prior case materials, prior operations and coaches' memoranda, and forms for the competition.