Mock Trial


This year's participating schools are:

AM Session:

  • Hastings (Plaintiff) vs. Golden Gate University (Defense)
  • Santa Clara (Plaintiff) vs. Stanford (Defense

PM Session:

  • Golden Gate University (Plaintiff) vs. Santa Clara (Defense)
  • Stanford (Plaintiff) vs. Hastings (Defense)

Mock Trial Competition description:

Each trial team will consist of four students: two attorneys and two witnesses. Team members may change roles between sessions. The competition will be judged by the members of SFTLA. They will score according to the criteria provided. The morning competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast food and drink will be served from 7:30 a.m. until the competition commences. Lunch will be served after the morning competition. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. Winners will be based on the highest average score across both sessions, eliminating the highest and lowest scores for each team in each session. We will reconvene to announce the winning team and enjoy additional food and drink shortly after the afternoon session has been completed.


7:00 am SFTLA Staff and food arrives

7:30 am to 8:15 am Breakfast in the Cafeteria

8:30 am to 10:00 am Mock Trial AM Session

10:00 am to 10:15 am Break

10:15 am to 11:45 am Mock Trial AM Session continued

11:45 am to 12:15 pm Discussions with Participants

12:00pm Lunch arrives

12:15 pm to 12:30 pm Jury Deliberates

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunch in Cafeteria

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Mock Trial PM Session

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm Mock Trial PM Session continued

4:45 pm to 5:15 pm Discussion with Participants

5:00 pm Food arrives

5:15 pm to 5:30 pm Jury Deliberates

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm Appetizers and Wine Winners Announced!

6:15 pm to 6:35 pm Clean up


San Francisco Superior Court
400 McAllister Street, San Francisco