In Mock Trial, students receive real-world courtroom experience acting out a civil or criminal trial by arguing for either the prosecution or defense side against another team, which acts as the opposing side. Mock Trial is not just for students interested in the legal field. Mock Trial teaches students how to critically think on their feet, analyze data, and speak confidently in public.
The Mock Trial team consists of students who will either act as the lawyer or the witness, both positions requiring knowledge of the case and the ability to think quickly on their feet. The team works through either a civil or criminal case. Mock Trial competitions incorporate all aspects of a real trial – pre-motions, opening statements, witness testimonies with cross-examinations, closing arguments, and objections.