Mock Trial is an academic competition where students combine speech/debate, drama, legal, and quick thinking skills into a trial format. AMHS Mock Trial students compete against other high schools after writing their own case and acting out attorney and witness roles in front of real-life attorneys and judges. These attorneys and judges score the teams in the basis of legal, presentation, and acting skills. The top teams in Washington compete at the State Mock Trial Championships with the winner moving in to the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Established in 2005, the AMHS Mock Trial team has finished in the top - 10 at State a total of 7 times, capturing 2nd place in 2014.