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Temple-LEAP’s mission is to educate non-lawyers, particularly middle and high school students from Philadelphia area schools, about the law and citizenship. Started in 1974, LEAP reaches these goals by teaching about principles of democracy while developing critical reading, writing and thinking skills. The cornerstone of Temple-LEAP is the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition. The Temple-LEAP office administers the Philadelphia competition together with other programs that engage non-lawyers to learn more about the law and civic education. The Young Lawyer’s Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association also collaborates with Temple-LEAP on coordinating the camp and recruiting coaches and judges.

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John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Camp

The Mock Trial Camp is organized in a joint effort by Temple-LEAP and the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association. It is an intensive all-day event that couples an instructive component with hands-on training in direct and cross-examination of parties and witnesses. Philadelphia public, private, and parochial school students participating in this event get a preview of this year’s case as they work alongside attorneys and law students to practice their trial skills. The students will have the chance to experience a real law school class, taught by Temple’s renowned trial advocacy faculty. During the camp, students learn the skills necessary to successfully handle the basic components of a trial and get the opportunity to practice in front of Temple Law students and members of the Philadelphia legal community.

The Mock Trial Training Camp takes place at Temple University ‘s Beasley School of Law, located at 1719 North Broad Street.  Please continue to consult this webpage for updated information regarding the date.

Mock Trial Training Camp Quick Facts:

Who is invited: Students and Faculty from Philadelphia Area Schools.

When: November 14, 2015  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, 1719 N. Broad St., Klein Hall.

Volunteering: If you are interested in volunteering please contact LEAP at our contact information listed below.

Mock Trial Training Camps

2015 -2016 Mock Trial Camp Information and Important Dates


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Bradway Rules of the Competition

State Rules of the Competition

State Rules of Evidence

Teaching Resources

Direct Examination – Powerpoint

Impeachment – Powerpoint

PA Bar Mock Trial Competition


For more information Contact LEAP Camp DirectorSarah Kaufman

(Phone:: 267-252-2567; Email:

MLK Day Elementary School Camp

Details forthcoming


Summer Middle School Camp

Details Forthcoming

Contact the LEAP Office

Caroline Goldner Cinquanto

Phone: 215-913-7714

Email: (email)