The High School of American Studies at Lehman College


HSAS: Mock Trial and Moot Court

The High School of American Studies fields highly competitive Moot Court & Mock Trial Teams that compete in the annual New York State Bar Association's Mock Trial Competition as well as Fordham University's Moot Court Program.

Partnered with the law firm of Dechert LLP our students have completed eleven seasons.

Our Moot Court Team won the Fordham University Moot Court Championship in 2015. The Mock Trial Team has gone to the final four of the NYC Mock Trial Tournament in 2014 and 2015. This places HSAS in the top ranks of the nearly 100 schools that compete each year.

The Mock Trial and Moot Court teams prides themselves on their work ethic: the students work hard and compete even harder in the NYC High School competitions, all while having fun. Friday practices usually occur at the Dechert law firm in Midtown.

Since 2011, HSAS has sent students to the International Moot Court Competition at the Hague in the Netherlands.

All current students interested in participating this year should seek out Ms. Peterson for more information.