Titanic Mock Trial

Lesson Duration

Authors: Anderson, Kill and Olick

Materials for a mock trial based on the sinking of the Titanic.  The site includes information regarding the case of the Estate of Hans Jensen v. White Star Line.   Background materials on the plaintiff, defendants and tort law written in simple language helps students prepare for a mock trial.  A teacher’s guide includes how to plan and lead students through the trial process.


  • Students will gain understanding of the trial process.
  • Students will gain understanding of how courts apply law to facts.
  • Students will engage in research, analysis and critical thinking.

Source: http://www.andersonkill.com/titanic/home.htm


The law firm of Anderson Kill and Olick developed this mock trial for Take Your Daughter to Work Day, and share it in honor of Law Day.