Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial
An Innovative, Hands-On Experience in the Law
Mock trial is an innovative, hands-on experience in the law for high school students of all ages and abilities. Every year hundreds of New Mexico teenagers and their teacher advisors and attorney coaches spend the beetter part of the school year researching, studying and preparing a hypothetical courtroom trial involving issues that are important and interesting to young people.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Christopher Pommier is the 2015 CCV Joseph J. Mullins Scholarship Recipient.
Mr. Pommier is a student at the University Of New Mexico School Of Law. Before law school, he worked in diverse areas of law as a paralegal and legal assistant. Chris has been inspired by the challenging and fascinating process of studying the law, rather than merely working in it. During the next three years, he looks forward to learning more about Health Law and bioethics, as well as Indian Law.
Ramon Hernandez is the 2015 CCV UM Rose Scholarship Recipient.
Mr. Hernandez is from Hatch, NM, known as the chili capital of the world. I worked in those famous fields picking the chili and onion that is sold across the US. I graduated from Hatch Valley High School and had the honor of attending college at New Mexico State University. I graduated from NMSU in May of 2014 with a degree in Government and a minor in History. I want to become an immigration attorney so that I may one day help those who want to become citizens of the US.
2015 State Finals Results
2015 State Champion
Volcano Vista Platinum
Making history, Volcano Vista High School's Platinum and Black mock trial teams finished 1 and 2 at the state finals, March 20 and 21. Sandia Prep rounded out the top finishers. The competition was hosted by the Bernalillo Country Metropolitan Courthouse. VV Platinum will represent New Mexico at the 2015 National Mock Trial Championship in Raleigh, NC, this May.
About The Center for Civic Values
CCV was founded originally in 1962 as the New Mexico Bar Foundation and is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational corporation. Our offices are in Albuquerque, New Mexico; we have program activities throughout the state; and, our educational materials are used in classrooms and mock trial programs across the country.
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