Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013 Ohio Mock Trial State Champions

Congratulations to Indian Hill High School students for winning the 30th Annual Ohio Mock Trial State Competition on March 9.

The school won the 2013 state championship round for the second year in a row and for the fourth time in five years. What an accomplishment for these students! Orange High School of Pepper Pike placed second in the event hosted by the Ohio Center for Law Related Education (OCLRE).

Mock Trial is a statewide educational program that simulates a court trial. High school students learn firsthand about law, court procedures, and the judicial system by competing against other teams in a real courtroom setting.

Since September, the students have worked alongside volunteer attorneys and judges to learn the ropes about their mock trial case titled, “State of Ohio vs. Dakota Allen.” Through this case the students analyzed an individual’s rights under the Fifth Amendment regarding improper confessions.

This is Indian Hill High School’s fourth state championship. The school also won in 2009 and 2010. Indian Hill will represent Ohio at the national level in May in Indianapolis.

You can watch the 2013 state championship round of Indian Hill High School verses Orange High School online.


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