Mock trial prepares students to think critically, communicate effectively and work as members of a strategic team. Law schools hold mock trial participation in high regard and participants are able to utilize their experience very effectively once in law school.
All students, in every major, are welcome to participate in mock trial.
Mock trial offers aspiring attorneys and students the opportunity to form a collaborative team to prepare cases to try against universities from across the country. A complex case is released by the American Mock Trial Association each year and students are able to design their own case theory, choose which witnesses to call and what evidence to introduce. Teams are made up of 6 to 8 students who take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses in the trial. During tournaments, teams argue both sides of the case several times, with the same case used for the entire season of competition.
If you are interested in mock trial, please contact the Office of Pre-law Advising.