The team from Bishop Lynch High beat more than 25 high school teams to win the final round of the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, March 2, at the George Allen Sr. Courthouse in Dallas.
The teams argued a hypothetical criminal court case that was written by local attorneys from the Dallas Bar Association. Judges and attorneys served as jurors and also selected the teams who best prepared and demonstrated exceptional presentation skills. Students served as prosecution, defense attorneys, and witnesses.
One Day Academy, of Austin, took home second place while Regents School, of Austin, and Lubbock High School were semi-finalists.
Bishop Lynch will represent Texas at the 2019 National High School Mock Trial Competition in Athens, Georgia, May 16-19. The national competition is designed to promote an understanding and appreciation of the American judicial system through competition.
The Texas program, which the Dallas Bar Association has sponsored and coordinated since its inception in the 1970s, has drawn more than 120,000 participants in its 40 years and awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships.
Above: The Bishop Lynch High School team won the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition in Dallas on March 2 and will represent the state at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Athens, Georgia, May 16-19. Photo by the Dallas Bar Association.