Each year more than 1,000 students and teachers from schools across Nebraska take part in the Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Program. Additionally, more than 400 legal professionals volunteer as coaches and judges.
A group of Nebraska attorneys research and author an original case each year. The Case Committee is led by the Hon. Karen Flowers, retired (Lincoln), who served as Chair, and Stephanie Hupp (Lincoln), who served as Vice Chair. Members included Stan Beeder (Lincoln), Kristi Egger (Lincoln), Michael Gooch (Omaha), Mark Richardson (Lincoln), Cameron Guenzel (Lincoln) and Pete Wegman (Lincoln).
Magistrate Judge Susan Bazis serves as the Mock Trial Committee Chair.
Cases alternate between criminal and civil suits each year.
Nebraska has a history of a strong showing at National Mock Trial.
1984-National Champion: Nebraska · Ogallala High School
2015-National Champion: Nebraska · Duchesne Academy
2016-2nd Place: Nebraska · Duchesne Academy
2019-2nd Place: Nebraska · Creighton Prep
Mock Trial Documents
Documents from earlier years are available by contacting the Foundation at Maggie [at] nebarfnd.org