Mock Trial and Moot Court

September 30, 2021

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.

Every year, these teams make it to the final rounds.  In 2017, they placed first in the city.

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.

In 2020-21, the moot court team were semi-finalists in the competition;

The Mock Trial team of 2021 WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

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