Mock Trial Law and Legal Definition

Mock trial refers to a simulation trial. Mock trial is conducted by law students to understand trial rules and processes in a trial. It is different from moot court. A mock trial simulate lower-court trials, however, moot court simulates appellate court hearings. All the procedures in an original trial will be conducted in a mock trial, but in an abbreviated form.

Evidentiary value of mock trial was discussed in the following case. “The mock trial evidence was probative, and if credited by a jury, it provided ample evidence from which the jury could conclude. [In Trustees of University of Pennsylvania v. Lexington Ins. Co., 815 F.2d 890, 902 (3d Cir. 1987)].