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Registration Now Open For 2018 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament

30 October, 2017

 The Michigan Center for Civic Education is pleased to announce that registration is now open for high schools to register for the 2018 Mock Trial Tournament. 

 Regional competitions will take place on the following dates: 

  • February 24, 2018 - Washtenaw County Regional, Ann Arbor

  • March 3, 2018 - Macomb County Regional, Mt. Clemens

  • March 10, 2018 -  Oakland County Regional. Pontiac

  • March 17, 2018 - Kent County Regional, Grand Rapids

The top 10 teams will compete in the State Finals on March 24, 2018 in Lansing.

The state champions will be eligible to compete in the National Mock Trial Championship in Reno, Nevada, May 10-13, 2018.

 The 2018 Mock-Trial case promises to be relevant, challenging and thought-provoking. The topic will be announced in early November.

The MHSMTT has been organized and conducted by the Michigan Center for Civic Education since 1982. Teams of 6-10 students present arguments before panels of three judges per courtroom. One judge presides over the trial, while the others serve as the jury.

The Michigan High school Mock Trial Tournament is made possible through support from the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Foundation, Litigation Section, State Bar of Michigan, and the Macomb County Bar Foundation.

More information about the Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament and how to register is available at



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