Student Involvement - Mock Trial Club

 

The Mock Trial Club is a co-curricular activity that brings together students of all majors to participate in mock trial competitions against other colleges and universities from across the country. The Mock Trial Club is not just for students who hope to attend law school and prepare for a career as a lawyer. It also provides a valuable opportunity for any student to learn the critical thinking and communication skills that are necessary to be successful in any career. The Mock Trial Club exists to give students an opportunity to gain practice in high pressure situations where they are required to think on their feet, improvise, and make compelling presentations.

 

The Mock Trial Club participates in intercollegiate mock trial tournaments organized by the American Mock Trial Association. At each mock trial in which the Club participates, students get the opportunity to play the roles of lawyers and witnesses in a hypothetical case. By participating in mock trial, students not only gain a better understanding of how the legal system in America works, but they also acquire valuable skills in their future educational and career pursuits. Students have the option to enroll in Mock Trial for academic credit.

 

The Mock Trial Club makes it a point to bring in practicing lawyers to speak to the Club to give insight and “real world” advice. In addition, for those seeking to pursue admission to a law school, the Mock Trial Club offers advice and assistance with law school preparation and applications.

 

Anyone who has an interest in the Mock Trial Club may contact Manchester alumnus and attorney Jared Baker via email: jbaker@burtblee.com. You may also contact Dr. Leonard Williams at lawilliams@manchester.edu.