Constitutional Rights Foundation hosted its 36th Annual California Mock Trial Finals on March 24-26, in Riverside. At the California Mock Trial Finals, the winning teams from 34 counties presented People v. Awbrey, a criminal case involving a charge of human trafficking and a pre-trial argument on the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. The state champions will represent California at the National High School Mock Trial Championship.
Congratulations to Carmel High School from Monterey County, the 2017 California Mock Trial Champions! Carmel High School will be representing California at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Hartford, Connecticut in May.
Many of the students participating in mock trial plan some sort of career in law, said Constitutional Rights Foundation program director Lourdes Morales.
“I think they all did a fabulous job today,” said bystander Marc Schiff, who is a retired lawyer from Los Angeles County, adding: “This event is a magic wand for these kids future that gets them thinking and analyzing what’s in front of them.”