pen to all law students, the Mock Trial Competition provides students an opportunity to implement classroom theory through simulating the trial process. Teams of four develop a litigation strategy based on a given problem and then present their case before a panel of lawyers and judges. The competition allows law students to develop and hone courtroom skills such as: witness preparation, direct examination, and cross examination.
2016 Mock Trial Competition Dates
We will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, February 8 at 1 pm in room 6. This is the last all-school competition BOA will host. Teams will consist of four (4) members. No more than two (2) of those members can be a member that has competed in the past on either Mizzou Law’s competitive trial teams (Thurgood, TYLA, Labor and Employment, or AG’s Cup) or arbitration team. If your team has limited experience, you have the option to be assigned a 3L who will serve as mentor/coach. If you do not have a team in mind, you can sign up as an individual and will be placed with other individuals who are also looking for a team to join.
Sign-ups will be posted February 1st outside the BOA office. Make sure you denote whether you opt in for a mentor/coach or not. Space is limited as we only have room for 12 teams. The problem is a criminal case and can be found attached to this email.Questions can be answered either by emailing BOA directly, or at the info meeting.
Find the case here: http://www.tyla.org/tasks/sites/default/assets/File/National_Problem_REVISED_2009_Final.pdf
Please join us in congratulating Mark Godfrey, Ashley Cross, Aaron Rowley, and Becky Gay, the winners of the 2012 MU Law Mock Trial Competition.
Best of luck to the final two teams who are advancing to the championship round!
BOA would like to congratulate all competitors for their excellent demonstration of trial skills, poise, and professionalism. Our competitions would not be complete without your most dedicated efforts.
A sign-up sheet will be posted outside the BOA office tomorrow, Thursday, January 18th. If you are interested in earning points toward BOA candidacy, you should sign up early as there will only be 12 spots available.
The information covered at the meeting has been posted to the TWEN page for the competition.Registration will take place on Wednesday, December 7th.
There will be a meeting at 1PM tomorrow for the 2011 Mock Trial Competition. **Please note that the location has changed to Room 7.**
An informational meeting will be held Friday, December 2 at 1:00 in Room 6. All students are welcome to compete and attendance is mandatory for at least one member of the team.