The Battle of the Carolinas Middle School Mock Trial Program is a hands-on exercise in learning about due process. This competition is the result of teams participating and advancing from regional and state competitions in their respective states - North Carolina and South Carolina. This competition has the four top Middle School Mock Trial teams for North and South Carolina with a total of eight teams. This is a collaborative effort between the North Carolina Bar Foundation and the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education Division. South Carolina is hosting the inaugural competition with the competition alternating host states on an annual basis.
Through participation in the Mock Trial program, students will increase basic skills such as listening, speaking, writing, reading and problem analysis. Each participating school enters a team sponsored by a teacher volunteer that is ideally composed of between six and 16 students, but can have more students filling alternate roles. Teams try the same fictional case against other teams. The top team will be declared the first Battle of the Carolinas champion.