Phillips Exeter Mock Trial Association.


Quick Facts

  • Founded in 2011 by Walter Stahr

  • Composed of 3 teams and around 30 team members

  • Nationally Ranked 13th

Founded by attorney and historian Walter Stahr, Phillips Exeter Academy's Mock Trial Team has developed into one of New Hampshire's finest. Since its debut in 2011, the team has claimed seventeen individual titles, five all-around state titles, and a top-ten spot at the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Every spring, the Phillips Exeter Academy Mock Trial Association welcomes teams from across the United States to compete on its campus in the Exeter Invitational.

When I first started Mock Trial, I considered quitting. The material was dense, the objections were confusing, and my understanding was foggy. But I stuck with it. And Iā€™m so glad I did. Mock Trial has truly been one of the most positive influences on my life during my time at Exeter. My teammates have become some of my greatest friends, and the cases have become some of my favorite problems to work through. I admit the cases are difficult, the hours are long, but I promise, if you give it a chance, Mock Trial can, and will, change your life.
— Samuel Farnsworth