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May 12 ~ 14, 2016: National Mock Trial in Boise

Each year approximately 30,000 students participate in local high school mock trial competitions throughout the United States, Guam, South Korea, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The championship team from each state is invited to compete for the national title at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in May. Idaho has participated in the national tournament for nearly 20 years, placing as high as fifth in 2012. From May 12 to 14, the Idaho Law Foundation will host the 2016 National High School Mock Trial Championship in Boise.

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Civic Education in Action

During Idaho’s national mock trial championship, high school students will enjoy a premier, hands-on, academic experience that will enhance their understanding of civics, our democracy, and its legal system. Idaho welcomes the participants, their families, teachers and coaches to this challenging event that will provide enduring life lessons for all in justice, leadership, and civility.

Boise 2016

From May 12 to 14, 2016 over 1,000 visitors will convene in Boise, including over 400 mock trial champions accompanied by their families and coaches, and volunteers who come from all parts of the United States to judge at this national event. Trials will be held at the Ada County Courthouse. Visitors will also be treated to events on the Basque Block and the Boise Centre as they enjoy the gracious hospitality and spectacular natural setting of the City of Trees. We invite you to Be Part of It!