Welcome to the Rhode Island Legal Education Foundation

The Rhode Island Legal Education Foundation (RILEF) is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  The Annual Rhode Island Mock Trial Tournament has been in existence since 1984 and has served as an alliance of legal and educational professionals committed to promoting a public understanding of the law and the legal process through law-related and civic education.

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Judiciary, RILEF offers the annual Rhode Island High School Mock Trial Tournament throughout the duration of each academic year.  Hundreds of Rhode Island students participate each and every year and gain vital skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning the judicial systems through effective collaborative efforts.