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.

John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Camp

Quick Facts:

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

When:   Saturday November 16, 2019; 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Klein Hall – Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the LEAP office.

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.  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 Philadelphia competition dates.


2019 – 2020 Information and Important Dates

Registration  Deadline:  November 1, 2019

Teaching Resources

In order to compete, teams must register with the PA Bar
PA Bar Mock Trial Site

More information

For more information, please contact the LEAP Camp Director:

Sarah Kaufman, LEAP Camp Director
Email: leapmocktrial@gmail.com

Contact the LEAP Office

Email:  leapmocktrial@gmail.com,