The Mock Trial Team is a competitive team (open to all Upper School students) that competes in legal/courtroom style scenarios against other area high school teams. One of our distinguished AACS alumni, Mr. Robert Burton (AACS '98), who currently serves as the Associate General Counsel with Prince George's County Public Schools, is our team coach. Robert Burton received his BS in Political Science from UMBC in 2001 and graduated in 2006 from University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Burton has served as a Mock Trial competition judge for three years and this year will be his 4th year as the AACS Mock Trial Coach.
Although our team is open to all students, our competition team consists of 6 Plaintiff /Defense attorneys and 6 Plaintiff/Defense witnesses.
We also have 2-4 Bailiffs. Competition starts in early January and the regular season ends in the middle of March. We currently compete with 9 other private and public schools in Anne Arundel County. All of our trials are held at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County in historic downtown Annapolis. We are honored to have actual judges as our Mock Trial judges and experienced attorneys.
Currently our team consists of 4 freshman, 4 sophomores, 5 Juniors and 3 Seniors.
Our latest win was against Severna Park High School, the 2015 State Champions. We have one more trial in the regular season on March 6th with North County High School. This is open to the public and you are welcome to attend.