LinkedKey Mock Trial

A once-a-week class where students will be placed into their own legal “legal teams”.

Over the course of a semester, students will work with their teammates and their coach to research, prepare, and argue a wide variety of cases

Topics will range from criminal trials to family trials, and even intellectual property issues

Will eventually prepare students for entry into the competitive Mock Trial circuit

What is Mock Trial

Intended to simulate a real court case, where students play the part of lawyers and witnesses. Presentations take place before a judge / jury. While common at the university / graduate level, Mock Trials are not commonly done at the high school level. A number of reasons for this. Perception that students are not sufficiently advanced. Lack of opportunities. Lack of mentorship / coaching.

Why Mock Trial

Introduces students to a challenging, nuanced form of argumentation, in both written and oral formats. Improve public speaking skills in a practical context. Develop a baseline knowledge of Canadian and US legal systems


LinkedKey Mock Trial Class

Mock Trial
Recommend Grade 8 and above to learn

Mock Trial L1: Introduction to the Mock Trial way of thinking and style

Mock Trial L2: Becoming comfortable with Mock Trial, introducing more complicated legal knowledge

Mock Trial L3: Eventually prepare students for entry into the competitive Mock Trial Circuit

LinkedKey Mock Trial Seminar

Our Instructors

John W.

John W.

Mock Trial Coach

Juris Doctor candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School;
Competitor on International Mooting circuit;
Coached for 2 years by Cassels Brock & Blackwell;
Awarded 2nd place in the Ontario Access To Justice pitch competition;
Presented before Supreme Court Judges on three occasions