law and mock trial

Timber Creek’s Law and Mock Trial team advanced to the semi-finals of a regional competition on Saturday, Jan. 30, at their first tournament ever.

Students competed as lawyers and witnesses in trials centered around dogs, drones, and liability, spending all day at the Tarrant County Family Law Center in Downtown Fort Worth. Although many team members described the period of preparation for the competition as an uphill battle, discovering the ins and outs of mock trial for the first time, the team was ultimately successful and advanced.

“It was challenging because we have never done it, so it was, literally, a process of learning by trial and error.” describes Bo Hiett, a sophomore on the team who portrays a lawyer. The team’s hard work clearly payed off and paved the way for their success.

Semi-finals for regionals will occur on Friday, Feb. 5, where the team will compete against four other teams. The winner of semi-finals will attend the state competition in Dallas, with the hope of advancing to nationals in Boise, Idaho this spring.

“It was really exciting, and I am very proud to advance!” says Emily McIntosh, a senior, who plays a police officer who witnessed the crime being disputed.

McIntosh and Hiett have both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and anxiously anticipate semi-finals, where several mock trials will likely sentence the team to a fruitful future.