The Bishop’s School in La Jolla won the 2015 San Diego County Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, making the school the county champions for the second year in a row.
This year’s trial centered around the fictional case of People v. Shem, a felony theft case involving a pretrial argument over Fourth Amendment issues. About 450 students from 25 high schools portrayed attorneys and witnesses as they argued the case before state and federal judges.
“[These high school students] are better prepared citizens and prospective jurors by having participated on these mock trial teams. They have earned their varsity letters in Civics and American Government,” said Judge Yvonne E. Campos, Superior Court Judge and Co-Chair of the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Committee in a statement. “They give us faith in in our future citizenry.”
The school will go on to represent San Diego in the statewide mock trial competition from March 20-22.