Columbia College and University of Missouri-Columbia are hosting an Undergraduate Mock Trial Invitational Tournament competition at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, 2012. The tournament hosts need attorneys and law students to serve as judges for this four-round tournament, which serves as a forum for teams to practice their skills for the regional tournament held in Kansas City in February. Judges will score a printed ballot with established criteria and rule on evidentiary objections governed by an evidence code similar to the Federal Rules of Evidence.
This year’s case is a criminal homicide Case involving a DWI/ death. Judges are needed for any and all rounds, which are as follows:
Round 1 – Friday, January 13
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Round 2 – Friday, January 13
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Round 3 – Saturday, January 14
9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Round 4 – Saturday, January 14
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Food and ample non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for judges.
Those interested in judging can contact Professor Barry Langford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aaron LaPlante at email@example.com. For each MU law student who fills a judge slot, Professor Langford will donate $10.00 to the newly created fund at the law school honoring Professor Greg Scott. Information about intercollegiate mock trial can be obtained at the American Mock Trial Association website.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this competition!