Mock Trial

This is an ACTIVE club for 2023-2024.

What is this club about?

Mock Trial is a competitive academic extra-curricular in which students argue a simulated court case to a sitting California judge. It is governed by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) who oversees all highschool Mock Trial competitions and teams. Students learn the basics of courtroom etiquette and trial advocacy including skills such as direct examination, cross examination, making objections, and delivering arguments. Students compete in a county competition hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education. This consists of four trials, all of which are argued to a sitting California judge in front of a panel of attorneys who score them. The winner of the competition advances to the state level of the competition, and the winner of state advances to nationals. During the course of the semester, the Mock Trial team participates in a number of practice scrimmages against other high schools in the area. Notable local teams that we regularly scrimmage include Amador Valley High School, Terra Linda High School, San Francisco School of the Arts, and Tamalpais High School. We meet regularly three times a week in order to prepare our case and practice. All meetings are supervised and coached by our teacher advisor/coach, Mr. Hirose. There are no membership requirements, however students are sorted into teams depending on their level of competitive ability.
This club has not provided any external links. You can learn more about what they do by contacting the club directly.

Who do I reach out to?

Membership Officer
👤 Akhil Karthik
👤 Club Officers
Teacher Advisor
👤 Jason Hirose
Assigned Councilmember
👤 Ayush Banerjee
How do I join this club?
Thank you for your interest in joining! You can join the club by sending the membership officer an email to the address located under their name. If they are unresponsive, the assigned Club Councilmember can step in and connect you to the club officers, so email them.
How do I contact the club officers?
We'd love to connect you with the club officers. Each club has set up a shared email inbox that all officers have access to. This is the best way to contact them. Send an email to the club's inbox. If they are unresponsive, the assigned Club Councilmember can step in and connect you to the club officers, so email them.
How do I contact the teacher advisor (the adult in charge)?
While most questions pertaining to club meetings and mission are best referred to the student officers, an adult contact may be preferable in some cases. Send an email to the teacher advisor. Their email address is below their name.
I want to escalate something. How do I contact the Club Council?
The Club Council is a central body governing the operations of all clubs on campus. They are not involved with the specifics of the club, as that responsibility is shared by the club officers. The Club Council assigns a Councilmember to oversee each club. You can contact the assigned Councilmember at [email protected].

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